1-The Magna Carta is a document signed by King John of England in 1215, under pressure from the nobility, giving certain rights to all _____________.
2-Words or actions that undermine the stability of an established government are called the crime of _______________.
3-Heresy is a belief or practice that strongly goes against the rules of an existing authority, especially ________________ authority.
4-Putting the accused person in a dangerous or extremely painful situation in the belief that innocence or guilt can be determined by the outcome, is called ‘trial by ______________’.
5-The term for a person who is well versed in the law (often a judge or law professor), is a ‘ _____________ ‘.
6-The pre-American Revolution definitions for crimes in England and the colonies, are called ‘English ________________ Law’.
7-Due process is the concept that an individual’s rights must be respected by the government, and any action that took away those rights must be _____________.
Essay questions :
1-Who was William Blackstone, and why was he important to the American Criminal justice system? (Minimum 150 words)
2-What was the ‘night watch’, and how did it work? (Minimum 150 words)