How British Ruling Influenced America’s Upbringing

Once America was formed it was viewed as the new monarchy that sprouted off of England. This was believed since many of the colonists looked to their British heritage to help construct the ruling of America.

Natalie Price, Staff Writer


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After separating from England, the Founding Fathers took influence from England’s monarchy. One of the most influential documents used to create America was the Magna Carta, which heavily influenced The U.S Constitution. The Magna Carta was a document drafted in order to control their monarchy and lead to the creation of England’s Parliament and is referred to as England’s constitution.

Some of the similar ideas are that no one can be tried without credible witnesses and evidence, they also share the same idea of how punishment must fit the crime or else it can not count as credible punishment. America also got the idea of the right to fair fines from the Magna Carta.

The creation of Parliament also influenced how America chose to be ruled. With the idea of limiting government power to prevent tyranny and leave the power to the people. Parliament is where the colonists originally got the idea of leaving some of the power to the wealthy instead of all the power going to the king America’s congress was also created using the same idea of England’s parliament to rule trials fairly.

Parliament gave the idea of central power to help guide the colonists.


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