The Spanish Magna Carta & the Constitutional & Functioning Laws


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One of the first parliamentary exchanges ever in Europe occurred in 1188 between King Alfonso IX and the Cortes of _____.

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1. Constitutional laws refers to laws enshrined in the Constitution and those given the backing of _____.

2. In what year was the current Spanish Constitution written?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you have learned about the Spanish Constitution and the Spanish Magna Carta with these study materials. You will be quizzed on what these documents say, why they were created, and when they were put into place.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who took part in one of the first parliamentary exchanges in Europe in 1188
  • What constitutional laws refer to
  • The other type of laws in Spain besides constitutional laws
  • When the Spanish Constitution was written
  • The rights provided to Spanish citizens under the constitution

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to discuss the differences between constitutional law and functioning law in Spain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Spanish Magna Carta
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to answer questions about these historical and modern governing documents of the Spanish republic

Additional Learning

To learn more about the founding documents of Spain, review the lesson on the Spanish Magna Carta and the constitutional and functioning laws. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand what the Magna Carta is, when it was created, and why it was created
  • Explore why many Spaniards think of the 1978 constitution as 'La Carta Magna'
  • Examine the role King Alfonso IX and King Juan Carlos de Borbon played in the creation of these documents
  • Discuss the constitutional monarchy and the three branches of government