Influencing The Magna Carta And The English Bill Of Rights

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From influencing the American Founders to establishing principles that have been found in the American Constitution, the Age of Enlightenment, the Magna Carta, and the English Bill of Rights have all aided in the construction of America. As expressed in the We The People: The Citizen & The Constitution textbook by the Center for Civic Education, the Age of Enlightenment has influenced the American Founders, by increasing national higher power/authority, creating a democratic republic, and including principles from the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights. The American Founders began to question the government and make their own ideas about government since they did not like how this established institution was ruling over the people. The Magna Carta had principles, which included the rule of law, basic rights, and government by agreement or contract. The English Bill of Rights had principles such as rule of law and representative government. The principles that were found in the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights, were also found in the constitution. The Age of Enlightenment, the period of time during the eighteenth century that marked the spread of science and technology, began to influence and motivate the American Founders. Since science and technology developed rapidly, people began to get educated. As stated in We The People: The Citizen & The Constitution, “People began to believe that humans could solve many problems, such as how to treat diseases, that
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