Charles I: The English Petition Of Rights

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The English Petition of Right was drafted in 1628, during a turbulent time in British history. The intent of the document was to defend the people against the monarch, which, at the time, was Charles I. The agreement acknowledges four crucial tenets in the rights of the common man. Taxes cannot be imposed without parliament's consent, habeas corpus, no soldier’s could be quartered in the homes of citizens, and martial law is prohibited in times of peace. All of the aforementioned beliefs were created because the English population felt that each was infringed upon. Interestingly enough, the Founding Fathers of the United States would draw upon these conclusions in the American Constitution, which was designed to preempt the tyranny that had

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