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Great Britain

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hector aguilera

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Great Britain
Magna Carta
Magna Carta should not be seen as a sign of surrender. In Johns mind, it was only for stalling, intended to show his reasonableness to the undecided barons. It was was nothing more than a barganing chip
British Empire
Between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power.By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time. The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread. At the peak of its
Current New England
New England economy is in a recession but its starting to pick back up. Thousands of companies have closed thank to bankers and very low interest rates.
Magna Carta
:Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop the king from abusing his power with the people of England.
:England had owned land in france for some years.
:The barons had provided the king with both money and men to defend this territory.
:Traditionally the king had always consulted with the barons before raising taxes. Because they had to collect them.
Relations with the barons
:aslong as English kings were militarily successful, relations with the king and the barons were good.
:But John was not very successful. His constant demands for money and men angered the barons.
:By 1204, John had lost his land in northern france. in responce he raised taxes without asking the barons.
:this was against the feudal law
The first English overseas colonies
:English colonies overseas were made in the last quarter of the 16th century.
:The 1580s saw the first attempt at permanent English settlements in North America.
:There was an explosion of English colonial activity, driven by men seeking new land, by the pursuit of trade, and by the search for religious freedom.
:In the 17th century, the destination of most English people making a new life overseas was in the West Indies rather than in North America
:the United Kingdom has its own system of private and publicly funded health care,.
:Public healthcare is provided to all UK permanent residents and is free at the point of need, being paid for from general taxation.
:The World Health Organization, in 2000, ranked the provision of healthcare in the United Kingdom as fifteenth best in Europe and eighteenth in the world.
Signing the Magna Carta
:The magna Carta was signed in June 1215 between the barons of medvieval england and king John.
:The Magna Carta was one of the most impotant documents of medieval england.
:The document was written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people acoording to the customs of the laws.
The rebels gather
:This gave the rebels their opportunity. They chose as their leader Robert Fitzwalter.
:a somewhat unsavoury character with a series of grudges against John, he also had little regard for law or custom.
:Fitzwalter's leadership made it necessary for the rebels to help France
Events leading up to Magna Carta
King John lost many of the lands in France, ignored his barons' rights, and took money from the church. The barons then made him sign the Magna Carta in 1215.
The purpose
The purpose of the Magna Carta was to curb the King and make him govern by the old English laws that had prevailed before the Normans came.
The rebels declared against the king on may 3, 1215
:The rebels declared against the king on may 3, 1215.
:Their efforts were to break away from the harsh regime
:The Barons captured London in May 1215.
:Shortly after they captured London they force the king to sign the magna carta
Great Britain
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island off the north-western coast of continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world and the largest island in Europe
:The island was first inhabited by people who crossed over the land from the European mainland.
:Traces of early humans have been found from some 500,000 years ago and modern humans from about 30,000 years ago.
:Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent.
:The Romans conquered most of the island mainly northern England and this became the Ancient Roman province of Britannia.
:In the course of the 500 years after the Roman Empire fell, the Anglo-Saxons invaded and forming the Kingdom of Scotland in the 9th century.
:On October 20, 1604 King James, was the ruler of the two thrones of England and Scotland.
:Christianity is the largest religion in new englan. it was introduced by the ancient Romans.
: The most popular form of christianity is as both Catholic and Reformed.
:There are around 26 million Christians in england today, but only about 1 million regularly attend services.
English overseas possessions
:The English overseas land conquered, by the former Kingdom of England during the centuries before the Acts of Union between England and the Kingdom of Scotland.
:In 1707 these created the Kingdom of Great Britain, when the many English possessions became the foundation of the British Empire
:Early English expansion occurred in the British Isles. As early as 1169.
:The Voyages of Christopher Columbus began in 1492,
:he sighted land in the West Indies on 12 October
:that year excited by the successes in overseas exploration of the Portuguese and asia.
:known as the search for the North West Passage.
The first English overseas colonies
:On 25 March 1584, Queen Elizabeth granted Sir Walter a charter for the colonization of an area of North America which was to be called, in her honor, Virginia.
:He had seven years to establish the settlement.
:In 1607 Jamestown became the first successful English settlement.
:Bermuda is the oldest remaining British Overseas Territory.
:The Government is led by the Prime Minister,
:The current Prime Minister is David Cameron,The British Monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II,
:The Queen takes little direct part in governing the country and must remain strictly neutral in political affairs.


:Based on market exchange rates the UK is today the sixth-largest economy in the world.
:London is one of the three "command centers" of the global economy.
:Tourism is very important to the British economy
:the United Kingdom is ranked as the sixth major tourist destination in the world.
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