Looking Back at the Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages where a significant time period with important political, social, religious and economic events, which have shaped history since that time, and the world today. One such event that has affected the politics of the Middle Ages and now was the signing of the Magna Carta. Secondly, was the Black Death (also known as the Bubonic Plague that affected the religious, social, and economic aspects. An event that affected the religious and economic aspects were the Crusades. There was also the rise of the Ottoman Empire which affected the social, political, and economic aspects.Finnally, there was the Hundred Years war that affected the political aspects.

The Magna Carta was one of the most significant events of the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta was a list of rights written by England nobility that was signed by King John in A.D. 1215.() The Magna Carta was written in because many barons and nobles grew tired of King John fighting and losing many wars, which weakened England financially.(World History: Medieval and Early modern times, Page 342)They listed what they wanted in The Magna Carta. Although King John did not want to sign the Magna Carta, the barons and nobles forced him to.

Why was the Magna Carta important?
The Magna Carta was important because it was the first constitutional text. () The Magna Carta was also an example of the U.S constitution. Infact, some ideas that were in the Magna Carta can be seen in the U.S. constitution. The Magna Carta
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