Compare And Contrast Essay

716 words - 3 pages

John Nicolet
June 5, 2015
Compare and Contrast

1. Compare and contrast the Magna Carta to the U.S. Constitution.
A.The 6th amendment of the Constitution reads "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjpy the right to be confronted with the witness against him." Also it was in the Magna Carta that "No freeman shall be taken or imprsioned or exiled or in any waydestroyrd except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
B. In Paragraph 29 of the Magna Carta it reads as follows, "No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his free tenement or of his liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go against such a man or send against him save by lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no-one will we sell or deny of delay right or justice.
It reads the same in Amendment 6 that " In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a ...view middle of the document...

S. Constitution Amendment 2.

3. Compare and contrast the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. Constitution.
A.The the difference between the DOI and the USC is that the DOI is stateing the complaints the colonies had against the British crown whereas the USC outlines the form of the United States government is formed and to be ran.
B. A comparsion between the two documents is that both in the DOI and USC is stateing rights the people should have and what the goverment can cannot due. For example in the USC Amendment 1 states " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise or abridging the freedom of speech, or press, or the right to people to peceably to assemble, and to petion the government for redress of greivances.
C. Another comparison states that king does have the right to quarter British soliders in the citizens of the colonies in the without their permission in DOI as well in the Constitution Amendment 3.
Compare and Contrast the Laws of Virginia to the U.S. Constitution.
A. In the Laws of Virginia of 1669 it says, “Whereas the only law in force for the punishment of refractory servants resisting their master, mistress, or overseer cannot be inflicted upon Negroes, nor the obstinacy of many of them be suppressed by other than violent means, be it enacted and declared by this Grand Assembly if any slave resists his master (or other by his master’s order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accounted a felony, but the master (or that other person appointed by the master to punish him) be acquitted from molestation. Where as in the U.S. Constitution Amendment 6 it says, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial.”
B. In the Laws of Virginia December 1662 it says that if slave woman were to have a child shall serve in a certain time, where in the U.S. Constitution Amendment 13 it made slavery abolished.In
C. In the Laws of Virginia April 1691 it says that women were being sold around from the church, to the parishes and other places, but after Dec 18, 1865 because of the 13 Amendment of the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.

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