How did the English Bill of Rights influence the Bill of Rights?
Then, what reasons do the excerpts provide for the creation of the US Bill of Rights and the English Bill of Rights?
In general, the Bill of Rights limited the power of the monarchy, elevated the status of Parliament and outlined specific rights of individuals. Some of the key liberties and concepts laid out in the articles include: Freedom to elect members of Parliament, without the king or queen's interference.
Similarly one may ask, how did the Bill of Rights influence the constitution?
The Bill of Rights was strongly influenced by the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government.
The establishment of the English Bill of Rights was precipitated by repeated abuses of power by King James II during his reign from 1685 to 1689. Among these abuses, he suspended acts of Parliament, collected taxes not authorized by law, and undermined the independence of the judiciary and the universities.