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Magna carta
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  • 1. Magna Carta By Marisa Arnold
  • 2. What is the Magna Carta?
    • The Magna Carta is an English document that the Barons created.
    • The document is a collaboration of 37 English laws.
    • Many of the laws were old but some were created to show the limitations of the kings power.
  • 3. Why was it Necessary?
    • The Magna Carta is portrayed as the foundation of today’s society.
    • To barons, it guaranteed a set of certain legal rights to the King’s barons of England.
  • 4. When Was it Signed?
    • The Magna Carta was issued and signed in the year 1215.
    • It was then reissued later in modernized versions by King John’s son in the later 13 th century.
  • 5. Who Was Involved?
    • The creating and signing of the Magna Carta was by King John and the Barons of England.
    • The Barons in England had started to rebel against King John because of their tax percentages and war failures.
    • Barons, Bishops, Abbots and the King were all involved in The Great Charter.
  • 6. What does it say?
    • The Church - The Church was to be free from royal interference, especially in the election of bishops
    • Taxes - No taxes except the regular feudal dues were to be levied, except by the consent of the Great Council, or Parliament
    • The right to due process which led to Trial by Jury
    • Weights and Measures - All weights and measures to be kept uniform throughout the realm
  • 7. Important Facts
    • The Magna Carta was signed by King John in a meadow at Runnymede  in Egham, Surrey, South England
    • The charter is considered to be the beginning of constitutional government in England
  • 8. History
    • The Magna Carta demonstrated that the power of the king could be limited by a written grant.
    • The Magna Carta was signed by King John on June 15, 1215
    • The Magna Carta was a collection of 37 English laws
  • 9. How does it apply in today’s government?
    • Examples of the Magna Carta are seen in the constitution acts as well as the American Bill of Rights.
    • Certain laws or “clauses” are still enforced in modern day governments around the world.
  • 10. Its Impact on people
    • Due to this document, the King agreed that he had no right to imprison or punish any person except according to law
    • He said that no more would he take a person's liberty or goods simply by his own will.
    • To the barons and the church this was an incredible accomplishment since the Magna Crata was the first document ever forced upon an English King by his subjects