Magna Carta Vs Declaration Of The Rights Of Man

Magna Carta Vs Declaration Of The Rights Of Man

The Magna Carta had the most evidence of traditional democratic ideas. It shows roots of liberty, freedom, equality, etc. The Declaration of the Rights of Man does show some traces of it but not nearly as much as the Magna Carta does. The Magna Carta definitely influenced the Constitution of the United States. The Declaration of Rights of Man gave the impression that the people had certain rights, but under circumstances it may be denied. Both, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of the Rights of Man strongly influenced our forefathers but the Magna Carta presented more ideas and was more important for the history of democracy.

The Magna Carter was made on June 15, 1215. King John of England agreed to it after a long quarrel between the English barons. The English barons had captured London but couldn?t defeat John?s whole army. The two sides halted the fighting and tried to negotiate. They met at Runnymede, a meadow near Windsor and came up with the Magna Carter.

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was made by the National Assembly on August 26, 1789. This happened a little over

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