Magna Carta Day is celebrated on June 15. The Magna Carta (which means “Great Charter”) was signed on June 15, 1215 by King John of England. The document outlines the rights of the common people and limits the power of the monarchy. Basically it guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws.
For the past 800 years, the Magna Carta has been used as the basis for civil liberties around the world, advancing the cause of liberty, constitutionalism and parliamentarianism. The American constitution was strongly influenced by the Magna Carta. (Source 1 and Source 2)
How to blog about Magna Carta Day:
- Historian: Describe how the Magna Carta influenced the structure of the American government.
- Constitutional Expert: Explain how the U.S. Constitution is being tested by recent political events.
- Therapist: Share the value of creating a personal declaration.
- Calligrapher: Explain how documents were created prior to the invention of the printing press.
- Costume designer: Describe the clothing that King John would have worn for the Magna Carta ceremony.
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