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Historic Documents: Magna Carta Discuss this eTheme.

These web resources are about the Magna Carta. Here you can read about its historical context, its relationship to the United States Consitution, or view primary source documents. Includes two eThemes resources on the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.


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In this lesson plan, students can examine the legacy of the Magna Carta and how its principles are expressed in the U. S. Constitution.
Students can discover how the American colonists used the Magna Carta to justify the American Revolution with this lesson.
Here is the full text of the Magna Carta, with a glossary and index.
Here is an article about the history of the 1297 Magna Carta, including a translation, a link to further reading, and a high resolution image of original document.
Here is a five-part article about King John and the events leading up to the signing of the Magna Carta. Includes a bibliography.
This ten-part article contains a biography of King John and his brother Richard I and provides historical context for the Magna Carta.
Here is a short article about King John, his ascendancy, and death. Includes a portrait.
On this site you can view one of the British Library's copies of the Magna Carta, learn facts about the document, and read a translation.
Click on "Middle Ages" to read about the Magna Carta and view a high resolution image of the 1225 final version.
These sites cover the history of the Constitution of the United States. Includes information about the Constitution's signers and the Articles of Confederation, a document that some consider the original constitution. Classroom activity ideas are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on the branches of government and the Bill of Rights.
These sites are about the Bill of Rights, which are the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. View the actual document and read each amendment. Includes ideas for classroom activities about the amendments and what they mean to Americans. A link to an eThemes Resource on the U.S. Constitution is included.

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