The Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the Constitution

The Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the Constitution

by Roberta Baxter


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Learn about the Magna Carta, an English charter that had great influence on the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Find out about those who were involved in its creation and why studying this primary source is so important.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432967659
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Documenting U.S. History
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 594,558
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Roberta Baxter writes about science and history for students of all ages. She studied chemistry in college, but also enjoys learning about historical events and people. Her books include The Reactions of Metals, The Home Front in the North and The Home Front in the South. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Important Documents 4

England in the Middle Ages 8

Richard and John 14

Rights at Runnymede 22

Influence of the Magna Carta in Great Britain 26

Influence of the Magna Carta in the United States 30

Preserving Ancient Documents 38

Timeline 44

Glossary 46

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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