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Magna Carta

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Magna Carta, one of the closest English predecessors of the U.S. Constitution, was a document signed by King John of England with various vassals at Runnymede on June 15, 1215. Though King John sought soon to repudiate the document, kings ...

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