We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 3
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Lesson 4 Purpose
This lesson describes the evolution of British constitutional government. It examines the early stages of English government in the feudal period, concluding with the Magna Carta of 1215. It traces the development of representative institutions in England, English common law, and the relationship between legal and constitutional structures. It also examines some of the differences between British and American constitutionalism.

When you have finished this lesson, you should be able to explain how rights and representative government evolved in England and how this evolution influenced the Founders. You also should be able to identify the origins of some of Americans' most important constitutional rights. Finally, you should be able to evaluate, take,and defend positions on the influence of the Magna Carta on the development of rights and the importance of habeas corpus and trial by jury. Audio ]
Lesson 4      What Were the British Origins of American Constitutionalism?
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