Magna Carta and Constitution

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Magna Carta and the ConstitutionNameClassDateProfessorMagna Carta and the Constitution The Magna Carta was a list of demands presented to King John in 1215 by his Feudal Barons that were tired of his oppressive rule and wanted to be afforded certain rights. In order to avoid a civil war with his Barons the King agreed to the Baron's demands and the powers of the anarchy began to shift. While it was hundreds of years later before the Magna Carta became the model for a democratic society it laid the foundations for the future United States Constitution. Many of the rights demanded by the feudal barons became the future rights of the American citizen. The Magna Carta was written in order to aid the Feudal Barons of King John protect their rights and property against a tyrannical king. It listed the grievance of the barons against the King and fought for the interests of them and their people. The US Constitution was established to ensure that Americans did not suffer the same oppression as the people of England and to ensure the rights of the people were protected. The Magna Carta called for freedom of the common man and the Constitution ensured tha

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