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  1. 1. The Magna Carta By: Willie Clark
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>The Magna Carta was created in 1215 by the barons of King John of England </li></ul><ul><li>The Magna Carta has a big influence of many of the constitutions that we have today </li></ul><ul><li>Established a set of laws even the king could not violate </li></ul>
  3. 3. Before the Magna Carta <ul><li>Higher taxes, unsuccessful wars, and conflict with the pope were reasons for the Magna Carta </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the barons rebelled and forced King John into signing the Magna Carta </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creation of the Magna Carta <ul><li>This was the first document forced onto the king by a group of his subjects </li></ul><ul><li>King John gave his great seal on June 15 1215 </li></ul><ul><li>In return the barons renewed their oaths of fealty to the king </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Results <ul><li>The King no longer had ultimate power </li></ul><ul><li>The Magna Carta is the basis for many of the constitutions we have today </li></ul><ul><li>The conflicts between the pope and King John stopped </li></ul>
  6. 6. Important Facts <ul><li>First document that King was forced into signing </li></ul><ul><li>Big influence of the constitution of today </li></ul><ul><li>Made the King not have ultimate power </li></ul>
  7. 7. What was the purpose? <ul><li>The purpose of the Magna Carta was to curb the King and make him govern by the old English laws that had prevailed before the Normans came. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Magna Carta today <ul><li>The Magna Carta is held as an important piece of history </li></ul><ul><li>It is known as one of the first known set of rules or laws that were used in society </li></ul><ul><li>The Magna Carta paved the way for new laws and new rules that we use today </li></ul>
  9. 9. King John of England <ul><li>A very unpopular man in the kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Was not respectful to the people of his empire </li></ul><ul><li>Raised taxes to make up for his unsuccessful campaigns and conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Signed the Magna Carta unvoluntarily, but died before it was taken into effect </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End