Field 1 Broedy Field Professor Kendall History 1150 8th September 2020 The Legacy of The Magna Carter The Magna Carta is a fundamental document for future democracies like modern day Britain and America. The Magna Carta lays the foundation for how today's modern societies operate their democracies. The reason it was written was because a group of barons felt they didn't have any rights or that they were being stripped of them, so the magna carta was written to protect their rights from a tyrannical leader. It was written to make the king and royal power have limitations to their power and show that they are not above the law. The dispute was between King John and a group of barons at the time. In 1215 King John fought more than 40 barons and their followers in a civil war. King John had been taking funds based on the barons feudal obligations to help fight the war in france. John shortly after lost the war. The barons and their followers saw the chance to then rebel against their king. The realm was then rectified by first putting in the Charta of King Henry. In which He had promised to abolish all the unjust, unfair and evil laws based on the king's wishes. Additional Problems that the rebels had with the current king were put on the Charter too. After the rebels had captured London it backed King John into a corner. Which caused him to finally negotiate with the group of rebels. In 1215 the Magna Carta was made as a sort of peace treaty if you will, between king and rebels. King John was forced to accept the terms on which the barons and rebels had made up.