Magna Carta Essay

What did King John do that led to the Magna Carta
He demanded that the nobles pay more taxes to support his wars in France
When/Where
1215/England
What is it?
Document introduced by nobles to limit the king’s powers and protect the nobles’ feudal rights
What did it include
Church freedom, trial by jury, freedom from taxation without cause and consent, and due process of law
Why was it important?
It meant that the king, like his subjects, had to obey the law or face revolt and overthrow making it the supreme power in England
How does it affect us today?
Because the charter forms part of the British Constitution, and the United States Constitution
Who was King during the time
King John

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