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    aristocracy and absolute monarchy. While the Magna Carta was written to limit the royal authority and establish the rule of law, the United States Bill of Rights was the constitutional protection and building block of the USA for individual liberties and specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Declaration of Independence announced the secession of the 13 American Colonies from England, and declared them independent states. The Magna Carta introduced…

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    David Starkey’s lecture on the 1215 Magna Carta started my interest for law. The Laws of the Magna Carta very much affected the people of 1215 whether that be the barons or the monarch himself, and the same can be said in today’s society, that the law affects everyone. Henceforth, my chosen area of which I would like to study is law. In a world of change, I believe that is important for laws to be changed and for new laws to be introduced so that they reflect the concerns and ideas of the…

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    The Magna Carta was a revolutionary document that established general principles that shaped England today by establishing a parliament, not allowing the king to tax without consent of the people, not allowing unqualified people to hold public office, and allowing free men be judged guilty by a jury of his peers. The charter established a council of barons, made up of common citizens, to limit the King's power and to serve as the people’s legislature. “ Not all fines that have been made by us…

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    Should the UK constitution remain uncodified? There are many arguments for and against codifying the UK’s constitution. Arguments in favour of codification include: the increased stability this would bring to the constitution; it would bring an end to the possibility of ‘elected dictatorships’; citizens’ rights would be more effectively protected and the constitution would be judicable, allowing its provisions to be protected by neutral judges. On the other hand, there are counter arguments…

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    right or justice to anyone.” In 1776, the American colonists, under pressure from the English crown, presented the Magna Carta as a valid reason for their demands of independence from the British Empire. When the founders were attempting to ratify the constitution, one of the biggest anti-federalist arguments was that there was no document in the Constitution like the Magna Carta. The founders compromised by creating the Bill of Rights, which are liberties that the government cannot take from…

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    Even though the Magna Carta failed in it’s original efforts of being a peace treaty, it still made a strong constitution for people back then, and today. “ Most of the 63 clauses granted by King John dealt with specific grievances relating to his rule. However, buried within them were a number of fundamental values that both challenged the autocracy to the king and proved highly adaptable in future centuries.” The Magna Carta is seen through our gov’t and or documents. Without it we wouldn’t be…

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    The document being analyzed is a short excerpt from the manor court in medieval Europe which records the workings of a property dispute over the ownership of land that belonged to the deceased Alan Poleyn. This document reflects the importance in hierarchical succession in land rights, the role of minors in landownership, and the political schemes that went into acquiring land in medieval society. The document highlights the importance of family land succession in medieval society when “the…

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    certain things that other nations did when well when it came to running a society and filtered the weak points out. Although there were many types of governments ran throughout history, two major influences to the American Bill of Rights are the Magna Carta and the Code of Hammurabi. Thus implementing, that the United States Government has been well-thought out and influenced by many other societies. These two out of the all the other different types of societies are superior when it comes to…

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    “The Magna Carta is a list of 63 clauses or grievances issued by the noblemen, clergy, and merchants” (A). Equally important to the Magna Carta was the Bill of Rights which in many ways contain similarities due to their documents and articles. The Magna Carta was a series of documents, that involved limitations on criminal acts, human rights and the allowance of freedom of belief, religion, and education. Thinking about past historical events, criminals were cruelly punished. However, there…

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    of basic human rights throughout time. There are multiple documents through out history that have had their ideas of basic human rights and within all of their contexts there are major correlations. Although the examples being used today of the "Magna Carta", the "English Bill of Rights", the "Spirit of Laws", and the "Social Contract Theory" come from Europe, it is seen all over the world. It all started with John Locke's and Rousseau's ideas about the "Social Contract Theory". This theory…

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