An important effect of the Magna Carta on english government was that it
A. established a monarchy
B. gave voting rights to all citizens
C. reduced the rights of citizens
D. gave more power to the people and protected their rights
Answer D: The most crucial impact of the “Great Charter” was that it directed authority back to the citizens and protected citizens’ rights. It was premised on the principle that all people were subject to the constitution, including Kings. Examples of rights fronted by the document included the right to justice, fair trial, and the church’s rights.