Magna Carta

Magna Carta

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  • I agree!!! We should rebel against him!
  • Candles
  • I'm so sick and tired of King John trying to take all the power for himself !! He treats us nobles as if we were peasants!
  • I have an idea! What if we create a document that the king must sign so that we limit his power and make sure that we have our rights protected?!
  • ndles
  • GASP...
  • You're BRILLIANT!!!
  • Now we must rebel against the king!
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  • At last, we have finished this beautiful document!
  • Taking place in the 1200s, the nobles are angry that King John is trying to take all of the power.
  • Fine! I will sign it, but only because there are so many of you peasants... I mean nobles.
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  • You must sign this document or else you will pay!
  • One of the nobles has an idea that they should create a document for the king to sign. That signature would limit the king's power and protect the nobles' rights.
  • EQ: What were the effects of the Magna Carta?
  • The nobles are excited because they have made the Magna Carta and are prepared to ambush the king for his signature.
  • The nobles are forcing King John to sign the Magna Carta, which would mean that the ideas of limited government, rule of law, and due process would be introduced to the world on the memorable day of June 15, 1215.
  • In social studies, the students are learning about how the Magna Carta changed the lives of the colonists by creating a foundation of laws and by limiting the king's power. Also they are learning about how the Magna Carta influenced the government of the United States.
  • A president and his colleagues are celebrating the Magna Carta because if it was not for that document, then the United States would not be the nation it is today.
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