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Magna carta symbolizes the origin of american ideals of equality and freedom

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Current Event July 3, 2014

Magna Carta Symbolizes the Origin of American Ideals of Equality and Freedom

The Magna Carta is a single document that outlined the origins of American freedom and equality. It was created in 1215 by British subjects who wanted to limit King John’s power and protect their rights. The Magna Carta inspired American democracy. Listen to this radio story to learn more about why it survived so many years and its special significance to Boston.

US History I Civics/Government

Story Length: 5:52

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National Public Radio © 2014

AIR DATE: 07/02/2014

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