Spider-Man asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 months ago

Americans do you think the American Revolution was influenced by the English bill of rights 1689 Magna Carta ?

Or was made up by American Founding fathers on 4th July 1776 with no influences from English Bill of rights or Magna Carta other than the people on the patriot side. English Bill of rights was hardly an example of freedom liberty and equality the Irish Catholics in Ireland were oppressed badly after the English bill of rights.

Update:

In my opinion, replacing King James II with William of Orange made no difference the true Glorious Revolution was the American Revolution real liberty the British constitution is a joke compared to the American constitution.

Update 2:

British are liberty takers the Americans are liberty givers that the difference in the two countries approaches to imperialism .

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    It was inspired by the Magna Cartha and classical philosopher noting to do with the English Bill of Rights with still had monarchy system.

  • 5 months ago

    It probably influenced it but they also had their own ideas.

  • 5 months ago

    It did owe some ideas to those English forerunners, and also owed much to the Roman Republic, Greek city-state democracy, and to the ideas and writings of enlightenment thinkers like John Locke.

    What's your point, child? Do you think the bloody British lords came up with the ideas around the Magna Carta themselves? Or do you think that they, like the Americans, looked back at the glories of the classical world?

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, it was copied into both the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.During the American Revolution, the colonists often referred to their rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but they were referring to the English ones.

    So Ron Swanson wasn't entirely correct when he stated "History began on July 4th, 1776, Everything before that was a mistake." But it's still a great quote.

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  • 5 months ago

    They were only motivated by greed rape pillage and kill of natives

  • 5 months ago

    @ Humpty Dumpty I posted links to the Wikipedia articles for the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights. Read the articles.

    I know you are just trolling - and doing a pathetic job of it.

    However, the basic reason for the American revolution - which started earlier than 1776 - was the colonists were being denied their rights as English people. Those rights were developed from a variety of historical sources, and that included documents like the Magna Carta.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution

    Note the Magna Cart was done in 1215 and was different from the English bill of rights which was enacted by Parliament in 1689.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_Rights_1689

  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The American Revolution was based on the principles of the enlightenment.

    • Killmouseky
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      5 months agoReport

      Which cited Locke (Bill of Rights) & Montesquieu on virtually every line. The U.S. Bill is mere plagiarism of Locke.

  • 5 months ago

    Much of the English Bill of Rights enacted after the Glorious Revolution 1688-89 is incorporated into ours. The Second Amendment for instance gave the right to bear arms to Protestants who had been terrorized by Catholic King James, and his Lords, who already had the right to bear arms.

    • Spider-Man
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      5 months agoReport

      King James II gave tolerance to ungrateful Protestants who turned on him.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    "influenced"? ... yes, that's an easy argument to make. How much influence would be an endless argument. The catalyst for the American Revolution was the Seven Years War (1754-1763).

  • 5 months ago

    The intellectual underpinnings of the Revolution were largely French. Jefferson was a world legal expert and English common law was and is the basis for ours.

    • EEEEEE!!!!!
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      5 months agoReport

      Not that I know of. The motive for revolution was that being a dependent client state and colony was more costly than it was worth anymore. The colonies no longer needed British protection and Britain’s limits on expansion was taxes were just not worth the burden

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