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Magna Carta

Post  Marielly Martinez on Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:59 am

The Magna Carta (great charter) was a document, that King John of England, was forced to sign by the nobles, in 1215. This document contained a list of feudal rights. It contained two very important ideas. The first, it asserted that the nobles had certain rights, and the second was, Magna Carta made clear that the monarchs had to obey the law. This document was significant, because it protected every freeman, from arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, and other legal actions. This formed the basis of the right known as, due process of law. Due process of law was freedom from arbitrary arrest and unreasonable searches. It can be found how Americans thinking was influenced by this documents in, due process of law, freedom of movement, and taxation with the consent of legislature. This still influences the systems of government in some countries. The Magna Carta has 63 excerpts. This document has been preserved for more than seven hundred years.

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