Magna Carta -- The Great Charter

A Document that Changed History

June 15, 1215

Signed by King John of England

Complied/Written by Archbishop Stephen Langton and other Barons


To limit the power of the King of England

Creation of a limited monarchy

Beginning of constitutional government in England

Protected the Rights of the People

Why should we care?

Laid the foundation of America's Bill of Rights (First 10 Amendments of our Constitution)