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The Evolution of Democratic Ideals. The Glorious Revolution and American Revolution occurred in a different setting and time in history but they both revolved around the same idea

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Jasmin Miranda Ms.Benn History 10A, Period 5 October 14th, 2012 The Evolution of Democratic Ideals The Glorious Revolution and American Revolution occurred in a different setting and time in history but they both revolved around the same idea. In the English Civil War, the supporters of the King and supporters of Parliament were fighting against each other which brought tension and created the English Revolution. Parliament believed that the government should get its power only from the people it governs. King James II of England did not fulfill that belief; on the contrary, he did the opposite by becoming a tyrant. Parliament overthrew King James II and created the Glorious Revolution. Before and during the French and Indian War, North American settlers turned to unique forms of government and created their new identities as Americans. After the French and Indian War, Britain placed a larger tax on Americans without telling them beforehand and they created the Stamp Act. ...read more.

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After a while, they could no longer put up with his tyranny and they forced him to sign a document called the Magna Carta. That document established the principles of the rule of law, limited government, and due process of law. Also, it gave individual rights to the nobility. The Magna Carta was significant in establishing self-government in due process of law because it gave all freemen the opportunity to only put into jail unless a jury of one?s peers says so. Back then, the government used to do trials with only higher social ranks as jury so most of the time the jury would give an unfair punishment. The Magna Carta stopped the unfair punishments which was unique for their times. Another democratic ideal that the Magna Carta revolved around was the rule of law. The Magna Carta said that no one will be denied justice and it made sure that no one?s rights were delayed. ...read more.

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The document was meant to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. The U.S Bill of Rights revolved around the ideas of individual liberty, rule of law, and due process of law. This document represented individual liberty by saying that congress could not prohibit people from having freedom of speech and freedom of religion. It gave people the right to express themselves freely without any consequences. Also, it extended the democratic ideals rule of law and due process of law by giving every accused criminal the right to a speedy trial. Although the Glorious Revolution and American Revolution occurred in a different setting and time in history, they both revolved around the same idea which was the idea that the government should only get its power from the people it governs and that the government existed to protect citizen?s unalienable rights. The Magna Carta established principles of the rule of law, limited government, and due process of law whereas the U.S Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence focused of individual liberty ...read more.

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