Influences on the Constitution

Influences on the Constitution

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Influences on the Constitution Table

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|Documents           |Summary                                                                               |What was its influence on the Constitution?                                                             |
|Magna Carta         |The Magna Carta was signed between the Barons of Medieval England and King John.   The |The Magna Carta established the right of due process and provided a basis of higher law that could not |
|                   |Great Charter was signed at Runnymeade near the Windsor Castle and was an attempt by   |be altered by executive mandate or legislative acts ("Magna Carta: Cornerstone Of The U.s.             |
|                   |the Barons to prohibit the King from abusing his power over the people ("Magna         |Constitution", n.d.).                                                                                   |
|                   |Carta", 2000-2012)..                                                                   |                                                                                                       |
|                   |The Magna Carta consists of 63 clauses, many of the clauses address the English legal |Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution. (n.d.). Retrieved from                               |
|                   |system.   It states that every man shall have access to the English legal system       |                           |
|                   |without fear of costs.   It also states that no one will be imprisoned or punished     |                                                                                                       |
|                   |without first going through the proper legal system ("Magna Carta", 2000-2012)..       |...

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