Important Documents

The Magna Carta & The English Bill of Rights

The Magna Carta

King John of England signed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215,it promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons

English Bill of Rights

Was Passed on December 16,1689 that dealt with constitutional matters and laid out certain basic civil rights, which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, to ensure citizens' protection against a too-powerful national government.