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Chapter 2 Summary of Historical Documents Section 1
Influences from England’s Early Government The English brought with them a history of limited and representative government. England was ruled by a MONARCH – a king or queen, but nobles held much power.
1.Nobles wanted fair & equal treatment under the law. So they forced King John to sign the
(1) Magna Carta – June 15, 1215 in Runneymead England A.Written by English Lords/Nobles It limited the power of the king or queen
B. Used as a basis for the Bill of Rights. 1. Granted equal treatment for citizens accused of a crime.
a.Right to confront your accuser b. Right to trial by jury