Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Storyboard Text

  • I am King John, the lords (nobles) rebelled against England in the year 1215.They were sick of me abusing his power.
  • The lords forced me to sign one of the most important documents.
  • I was abusing my power, raising taxes, locking people in jail for no reason, and stealing their land.
  • Well you are probably asking yourself, " What is the Magna Carta?"
  • The Magna Carta limited the King’s power and gave basic rights to the English lords (nobles).
  • 3 was the Magna Carta Changed society were...1.Everyone has to follow the law, including the king.
  • 2. Everyone has certain rights when arrested, such as going before a judge and trial by jury.
  • and..3. They called this the English Parliament (Great Council). Their role was to advise the King and to be the legislative (law) branch of government. 
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