Magna Carta

What is it?

  • The basis for English Parliament (government)
  • King John of England was forced into signing
  • It made sure that the King would not have to much power
  • Was originally called the 'Articles of the Barons'

When Did It Happen?

  • Signed by King John on June 15, 1215
  • Signed in a meadow in Runnymede in Egham

People You Should Know

It's Important to us because...

Why is it a big part of American History?

  • Our Bill of Rights evolved from the Magna Carta