The Impact Of The English Bill Of Rights

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The United States of America is the longest standing free democracy in the world. Though throughout history many governments have tried and failed at democracy. I believe that the reasoning behind this is due to the fact that they did not have the Bill of Rights or the ability to amend to the laws of the land. So, throughout this paper I will discover how the U.S. came to create these laws. Learn how the last 240 plus years have affected or been affected by the Bill or Rights and other amended documents. I will dive into what current societal issues that are causing confusion with interpretation the laws. And the last or understanding is how these laws are fairly stable and will change very little for the foreseeable future. Looking …show more content…
This document may have affected the creation of the US Constitution the most. The English Bill of Rights was enacted because of the sever misappropriation and over reach of the then king; King Williams. This was also influence by the Magna Carta. A movement away “from a nation of subjects under the plenary authority of a monarch to a nation of free citizens with inalienable rights.” This is where the US Constitution gets the inalienable rights concepts. The US Constitution of course was written missing these important words that protect the people’s rights. But, founding fathers who were anti-federalist that wanted a very weak central government, thought the idea of a construction with no laws to protect the rights of the people absurd. The rush between the two political parties was the collapsing weak democracy. The then current government could not pull together to keep even a small rebellion under control. Under pressure the anti-federalists were willing to work to pass the constitution. This is where the federalist those for a strong central government made a promise to complete a Bill of Rights after some discussion. And so the Constitution was ratified in June 21, 1787. Needing more time to discuss what the true core of our rights to be. The Bill of Right was originally proposed with 12 amendments. Only 10 of 12 were ratified, to be known as the US Bill of Rights in September 25,

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