The Magna Carta was the first was the document to say no freeman should be punished unless by the law of where they lived and this is a law still used today in England.
A group of barons had started to conspire against King Johns promises During 1209 – 1212. This lead to the Battle of Bouvines and to conflicts with pope innocent III which left john in submission. In 1215 the barons had a open rebellion against King John. Barons Won so King John Was forced to sign the Magna Carta and the people had their freedom.