This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on British History – The Magna Carta. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides and to the presentation as needed.
By 1215, thanks to years of unsuccessful foreign policies and heavy taxation demands, England’s King John was facing down a possible rebellion by the country’s powerful barons. Under duress, he agreed to a charter of liberties known as the Magna Carta that would place him and all of England’s future sovereigns within a rule of law. The “Great Charter,” was essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws.
The Magna Carta was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations. Though it was not initially successful, the document was reissued (with alterations) in 1216, 1217 and 1225, and eventually served as the foundation for the English system of common law.
Englishmen would celebrate the Magna Carta as a symbol of freedom from oppression, as would the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, who in 1776 looked to the charter as a historical precedent for asserting their liberty from the English crown.
Its legacy is especially evident in the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution, and nowhere more so than in the 5th Amendment (“Nor shall any persons be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law”), which echoes Clause 39.
The presentation covers the following:
What Is the Magna Carta?
Impact on the USA
Background & Context
King John’s Reign
Call for Change
Impact on Colonist Rebellion
Importance of the Magna Carta
End of Presentation
This presentation is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading...Foundations of Government.