What is the, "English Bill of Rights"?
Also, their rights were not stated in the Magna Carta, which was written in 1215. This was also in the beginning of the Glorious Revolution, ruled by King William and Queen Mary. The English Bill of Rights also prevented any other monarchies from becoming too powerful over the people of Britain.
English Bill of Rights
Parliment of the United Kingdom, English Bill of Rights of 1689. Digital Image. Wikimedia. September 20, 2015
King William and Queen Mary
Painting: Sir James Thornhill; Photo: James Brittain. William and Mary. Digital Image. Wikimedia. September 20, 2015
How did this influence our government?!
- First Amendment- Prevents laws from being made that interfere with natural rights.
- Fifth Amendment- Rights about criminal punishment.
- Sixth Amendment- Right to speedy trial.
- Tenth- Power to the people.
With that being said, it also influenced the United State's view on human rights. In a sense, the English Bill of Rights influenced our independence, and the rights of U.S. citizens today. This includes natural rights, as well as human. (Freedom of speech, democracy, etc.)