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Magna carta

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