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  1. Magna Carta vs. Constitution Similarities, Differences and Main Ideas

  2. Similarities? Differences? Main idea? • No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice. • Magna Carta, 1297 • No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law • U.S. Constitution, 1787

  3. Similarities? Differences? Main idea? • A freeman is not to be amerced for a small offence save in accordance with the manner of the offence, and for a major offence according to its magnitude. • Magna Carta, 1297 • Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. • U.S. Constitution, 1787

  4. Similarities? Differences? Main idea? • No constable or his bailiff is to take corn or other chattels from anyone who not themselves of a vill where a castle is built, unless the constable or his bailiff immediately offers money in payment of obtains a respite by the wish of the seller. • Magna Carta, 1297 • Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. • U.S. Constitution, 1787