When it was made The Magna Carta was originally issued in the year 1215 And later reissued in the 13th century
Why it was made The magna carta was made to limit the powers of the monarchy. And to preserve the basic legal rights of all free men in England. It was made after a rebellion in 1215 against King John of England, a corrupt, absolute monarch who angered all those under the influence of his power.
Why it was made To stop the king from interfering with the popes religious matters Stopped the king from being able to increase taxes without the consent of a council of nobles Allowed fair trial for all men
Who created it The barons, bishops and abbots joined together to create the magna carta
King John Lived from 1166 to 1216 He was a very unpopular king, the nobles saw him as not being fit to be king
The Magna Carta Today Although most of the charter's ideas were revised or have since been repealed, the Magna Carta's fundamental tenets provided the outline for modern democracies. Taking a cue from the document more than five centuries later, American revolutionaries incorporated many of the Magna Carta's basic ideas into another important piece of parchment – the U.S. Constitution.
Content of the charters Magna carter originally writen in latin The charters were changed many times in the past Some of the charters are still in use today
Clauses still enforced Clause 1, the freedom to the English church Clause 9, the “ancient liberties” of the city of london Clause 29, a right to due process
bibliography The Magna Carta (booklet) http://library.thinkquest.org/20176/mcarta.htm http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/NORmagna.htm