THE REVOLUTIONSOverthrowing the government or social order
Magna CartaThe Magna Carta was written for England.It was written in the year 1215.It minimized the king’s rights.The Magna Carta said no one can break these laws,even the king.
Glorious RevolutionIt took place in EnglandKing James ll was theduring that time.The Bill of Rightschanged the power ofthe kings.
The English Bill of RightsWritten in 1689.The Bill of Rights gave the people of England morerights. It also minimized the right of kings.
The EnlightenmentIt was a movement of elite people in the 18th centuryEngland. It was popular with philosophers and princes.1650-1700 is about when the Enlightenment occurred.It inﬂuenced the founding of the United States.
Charles-Louis MontesquieuMontesquieu was fromFrance.He is known for histheory of separation ofpowers.
John LockeHe was from England.His lifespan was August1632-October 1704.Natural Rights means thateveryone is born withrights. Locke believed inindividual rights, that is whyhe came up with this.
Jean Jacques RousseauHe was from Geneva.His lifespan was June 1712-July1778.The Social Contract was abook Rousseau wrote abouthis ideas on how thegovernment should be run. Itwas a way for him to organizehis thoughts and spread hisideas.
Thomas JeffersonThe United States was wereThomas Jeﬀerson.He is most famous forrighting the Declaration ofIndependence.He felt like “the pursuit ofhappiness” was moreappropriate for theDeclaration of Independence.