How Did The Magna Carta Influence The Bill Of Rights

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The Magna Carta was a legal document of rights and privileges signed in 1215 by the barons of England. The Magna Carta was created to limit the power of the monarch, to make sure that the monarch would not abuse their power and to make sure the people in the kingdom had fair rights. The King of England at the time, King John, was forced to sign this document by angry barons because he did not want to have to limit his power and give everyone written rights. Also, the King knew that if he did not sign the document he was at risk of creating a civil war. The Magna Carta has greatly influenced our Bill of Rights by producing no excessive fines or punishments and protection of property

To start off, the Magna Carta influenced our Bill of Rights by creating no excessive fines or punishments. The Magna Carta states, “For a trivial offense, a free man shall be fined only in proportion to the degree of his offense, and for a serious offense correspondingly, but not so heavily as to deprive him of his livelihood.” So it stands to reason that, this law means the punishments people receive for an offense will have to be equal to the offense they committed. The main reason the barons created this law was because King John was taking large fines and giving them to everyone who needed to be punished. This was unfair to the people in the kingdom because a person who committed a small offense would be
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The Magna Carta was a legal document that gave people rights such as no cruel or unusual punishment and property rights. It was created to limit the power of the monarch and to make sure the power of the monarch was not abused. The Bill of Rights was greatly influenced by the Magna Carta because it consists of laws that are very similar to ones in the Magna Carta. For example, the laws for no excessive fines or punishments and the protection of property are extremely similar to laws in the Magna
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