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The United Kingdom does not have a written organized constitution like that of the United States. Still, it has a list of documents and laws it uses as such. Over the years various kings gave certain rights and procedures to the people of England and those rights became a part of the English constitution. William the conquerer gave the people jury trials and the House of Commons. Henry II gave them common Law. King John gave certain rights to the Barons and another king extended them to all the people. Over the years other kings gave the people additional rights. When the United States was founded, the rights it used the rights which kings had given the people for its Bill of Rights. King George III had taken away from the colonists, but Congress would not take them away because they were in the Constitution. This past year, Queen Elizabeth gave the people of England a Supreme Court. The English Parliament has the right to pass a law contrary to the British Constitution which makes England different from the United States. In the United States, the Supreme Court will strike down such a law. We have yet to see what the British Supreme Court will do.

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Q: What are the sources of the UK constitution?
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