Essay on The English Bill Of Rights

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The Magna Carta was a treaty between King John II and the three great estates: the church, the aristocracy, and the newly rich created in 1215. The Magna Carta is a document of 63 provisions, each created for the benefit of English citizens and Parliament. This treaty paved the way for the advancements of human freedoms that are an essential component in modern democracies. The ideas within the Magna Carta inspire the writers of future democratic documents, such as the English Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution. The English Bill of Rights is a document created by the English parliament and signed by William and Mary in 1689. The signing of the English Bill of Rights by William and Mary allowed them to become the new rulers of the English monarchy. Parliament sought to limit the authoritative power of the monarchy and The English Bill of Rights was a document that gave many freedoms to English citizens and granted basic human freedoms. The English Bill of Rights also had a great impact on the United States Constitution.
The first provision listed in the Magna Carta relates to the first estate, the church. This provision states that “FIRST, THAT WE HAVE GRANTED TO GOD, and by this present charter have confirmed for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the English Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its liberties unimpaired” (King John 1). The first provision is stating who will have the authority to appoint high-level positions…

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