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Bill Of Rights VS Magna Carta

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Transcript of Bill Of Rights VS Magna Carta

Bill Of Rights
VS
Magna Carta

Magna Carta
1.Royal Power of suspending or executing laws without the consent of Parliament is illegal
2.Dispensing and executing laws by regal authority is illegal
3.A court for religious(Catholic)causes is illegal and destructive
4.Levying taxes for the crown without permission of Parliament is illegal
5.English subjects have the right to petition the king
6.There will be no standing army in time of peace
7.Protestant subjects may have arms for their defense
8.Free elections of members of Parliament
9.Freedom of speech and debates in Parliament
10.No excessive bail, no cruel or unusual punishment
13.Parliament ought to meet frequently;Parliament insists upon these rights as undoubted rights and liberties
Similarities and Differences
Similarities
-Both documents sought to protect individual liberties and to limit the powers of the government
-Individual liberties to be protected were, for example;
1.Freedom of Speech
2Freedom to petition the king/the government
3.Citizens' right/Parliament's right to assemble peacefully
4.Citizens' right to bear arms
5.No standing army/no quartering of soldiers
6.No excessie bail
7.No cruel or unusual punishment
-The purpose of both documents, again, was to protect citizenry from a potentail abuse of governmental power

Differences
-The English
Bill of Rights
addresses issues relate to the king versus parliamentary authority
-The U.S. Bill of Rights
addresses issues of how to protect the liberties of individual citizens from potentai
Bill Of Rights
1.Freedom Of Speech,Religion,Press,and Petition
2.Right To Keep and Bear Arms
3.Conditions for quarters of soldiers
4.Right of search and seizure regulated
5.Provisons concerning prosecution
6.Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
7.Right to a trial by jury
8.No Excessive bail or cruel punishment
9.Rule of construction of Constitution
10.Rights of the States under Constitution
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