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Magna Carta and its American Legacy
Social Studies
9, 10
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This resource from the National Archives, provides detailed information about the Magna Carta and the historical precedent it established for the writers of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The resource provides an analysis of the Magna Carta in the context of the time in which it was written and as such would enrich the introduction of the document. Featured are an image of the document and other related resources.

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Ohio Social Studies Academic Content Standards (2010)
Course: American History
Historical Thinking and Skills
Historians analyze cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including multiple causation and long- and short-term causal relations.
Historic Documents
The Bill of Rights is derived from English law, ideas of the Enlightenment, the experiences of the American colonists, early experiences of self-government and the national debate over the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 7)
Describe the rights found in the Magna Carta and show connections to rights Americans have today.