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How did Sir Edward Coke’s interpretation of English common law and the Magna Carta lead to the creation of the Declaration of Independence?

Colonists’ loose interpretations of Sir Coke’s judicial precedent provided cause for detailed explanation by Parliament in regard to taxation.

Colonists cemented their claims to local church governance through Sir Coke’s interpretations.

Colonists defended their right to representation through Sir Coke’s interpretation of the Magna Carta.

Colonists used Sir Coke’s interpretation of English common law to explain the need for a trial by ordeal.


I remember reading about the Magna Carta in this lesson, would it be C?

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