Influences from england's early government
Many of the rights that American citizens enjoy today can be traced back to the political and legal traditions of England. When English people began settling her in the 1600s, they brought with them a history of limited and representative government.
Influences from england's early government part two
For centuries before the first English people arrived in America, England was ruled by a Monarch - a king or queen, However, noble families also had considerable power. The monarch gave them ownership and control of vast lands in exchange for their loyalty, tax payments, and promises of militaryt support
The Magna Carta
King John, who inherited the throne in 1199, treated the nobles harshly. They rebelled in 1215 and forced the king to sign an agreement called the Magna Carta