The Influence Of The Magna Carta Or The Great Charter

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The Magna Carta, or ‘The Great Charter’, was a peace treaty drawn up by King John of England in the year 1215 to stop civil war by some rebel barons. Unfortunately, the treaty did not work as planned, however it did, for the first time, establish a thought that everyone, including the king, were subject to the law of the land. This document helped to create a new way of how the king treated his people. The US Constitution’s Bill of Rights was influenced by this document. The 4th amendment’s notion that unlawful search and seizure, the 5th amendment’s protection from loss of life, liberty, and property, the 6th amendment’s right to a speedy, jury trial, and the 10th amendment’s delegation of state rights were all directly grandfathered by the
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