This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on English Origins of US Government – The English Bill of Rights. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides and to the presentation as needed.
The English Bill of Rights was a British Law, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1689 that declared the rights and liberties of the people and settled the succession in William III and Mary II following the Glorious Revolution of 1688 when James II was deposed.
The provisions of the English Bill of Rights incorporated the Declaration of Rights and consisted of: A list of the misdeeds of King James II. 13 Articles confirming the rights of Parliament and the people and defining the limitations of the Crown.
It put in place a constitutional form of government in which the rights and liberties of the individual were protected under English law. The English Bill of Rights enhanced the democratic process by: Guaranteeing free elections and frequent meetings of Parliament, giving English people the right to complain to the king or queen in Parliament (Free Speech), forbidding excessive fines and cruel punishment and establishing representative government with laws made by a group that acts for the people.
Many of the themes and principles contained in the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights are continued in: American Declaration of Independence of 1776, First State Constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Bill of Rights of 1791 and the United States Constitution.
The presentation covers the following:
The English Bill of Rights
Summary of Rights
Provisions of the Bill
Important Articles Established
Magna Carta & the English Bill of Rights
Impact on the British Citizens
Impact on the Colonists
The United States Bill of Rights
The Mutiny Act of 1689
End of Presentation
This presentation is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading ….Foundations of US Government.