Revolutionary Vocab. By: Matthew KoenA revolution is an overthrow of a government or order for a diﬀerent system.
Magna CartaIt was written for the country of England, in the year of1215. It restricted the kings power, and gave more rightsto the lords and citizens if the king was un just. It was aform of “rule of law”, because Magna Carta was a formof constitution, which is basica$y the guidelines and therules of the government.
Glorious RevolutionThe revolution took place inEngland in 1688. Wi$iam thethird took over as king. Theconvention parliament, madeit to where Wi$iam and hiswife were joint monarchs.
English Bill of rightsThe English Bi$ of Rights was passed in the year of1689. It re-stated the convention of parliament. It alsogave citizens the right to bear arms, under the inﬂuence ofthe rule of law. It also re-established the rights of theprotestants.
The enlightenmentIt promoted inte$ectual thought and change, and opposedcorruption and abuse in the church and state. It wishedfor the best inte$ectual minds to put forth their ideas. Ittook place in 18th century Europe. It is importantbecause, the inte$igent minds of this age wrote theirknowledge down for a$ to learn.
Charles-louis montesquieCharles was )om France.He was known for his theory ofseparation of powers.
John LockeJohn was )om England.August 29, 1632- October 28, 1704They are not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particularculture or government. Legal rights, such as constitutional rights, andstatuary rights, are bestowed under a particular political and legal system.
Jean Jacques RousseauIt explained the relationship betweenindividuals and their government. It assertedthat individuals unite together into mutualpolitical parties.28 June 1712- 2 July 1778He was )om the kingdom of France.
Thomas JeﬀersonHe was )om Shadwe$,Virginia.He was famous for dra*ingthe declaration ofindependence.Jeﬀerson did not count “property” amongsuch sacred rights as “life and liberty”.