Benjamin N Cardozo - Benjamin N Cardozo H.S U.S History H5...

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Benjamin N. Cardozo H.S. Jassi Singh U.S. History H5 September 13, 2010 **Use the internet to find the major ideas of the English Bill of Rights and write an essay explaining which rights granted in the English Bill of Rights are the most important today. Be sure to include reasons for your opinion. The English Bill of Rights was initially ratified by the English Parliament during the reign of King William III in 1689. Rights granted in this Bill played a vital role in shaping the United States’ Constitution and, in some cases, are exercised and play a part in society today. Many rights ranging from limiting the power of regal authorities to the right for people to petition are very important for today’s society. The English Bill of Rights stated, “ That the pretended power of suspending of laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, without consent of parliament, is illegal. ” This right is important today because it limits the power of one power-holder such as the President who may assume a tyrannical role and take complete power. This
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