The Carta And English Bill Of Rights Essay

1765 Words Apr 16th, 2016 8 Pages
The Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights The Magna Carta was written under the rule of King John of England in 1215. It was meant to establish that everyone was subject to the laws, including people of higher power. The treaty was between the King and the three great estates, which include the church, aristocracy, and merchants. There were 63 grievances that were included in this document. The English Bill of Rights was written in 1689 under the Parliament in England. It establishes the rights of Parliament and the rights of the citizens. Both of these documents are the basics of English law. They helped to establish law and order in England after some unrest during these times. The Magna Carta brought up many important provisions throughout the document. The first provision talks about how the church is free from any government interference. It states, “FIRST, THAT WE HAVE GRANTED TO GOD, and by this present charter have confirmed for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the English Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its liberties unimpaired,” (The Magna Carta). This lets there be a separation of church and state, while the church still has the same rights as before. Today, this law is still in effect. In most countries, there is a separation of church and state with the exception of a few. In the first ten amendments of the Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, there is an amendment about the separation of church and state. It states,…

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