Government

Ryan Waschler

English Petition of Rights

  • Established July 1628
  • passed in response to king Charles I
  • Charles wanted to impose taxes and Parliament denied but the king dismissed the Parliament and imposed the tax regardless.
  • limited the kings power to levy taxes.
  • Said no taxation without parliamentary consent, no imprisonment without just cause, no quartering soldiers on subjects, and no martial law in peace time.
  • Ultimately limited the Kings power.

How it Relates to American History

King Charles committed illegal practices. one being taxing the subjects of England without parliamentary consent. The founders of American at that point were not yet living although history holds the records of people of Englands' reactions They took this into account and created the 16th amendment to the Constitution. In it, it states the the government could impose the income tax creating a revenue for the country which allowed the government to give back to the people. Although the amendment was created telling the government that they could impose taxes, Congress needs the consent of the people( or their representatives) to proceed and either increase taxes or create a new tax.

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