THE REVOLUTIONS (DEFINITION: WHEN THERE ISCHANGE WITHIN A CULTURE OR PEOPLE) By Megan Hilliard
MAGNA CARTAThe Magna Carta was created for England.It was written on June 10, 1215.It lessened the power of the King and gave it to theparliament.It gave rights to the citizens of England and it wamore powerful than the King.
GLORIOUSREVOLUTIONThe Glorious Revolution happened in England.William of Orange took the throne from King JamesII.The English Bill Of Rights was a result of theGlorious Revolution.
THE ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTSIt was written on December 16, 1689.Basically, it talked about the limit of power the kinghad over the country. It also includes rules and rightsfor Parliament.
THE ENLIGHTENMENTThe Enlightenment was when parts of Europe wentthrough social, intellectual, cultural, and philosophicalchanges. It was a revolution of the mind and there wasno war.It started somewhere around 1650.It was important because it changed the thoughtprocess of the average individual by giving themaccess to information.
CHARLES-LOUISMONTESQUIEU He is from France. He is famous because he was a political thinker during the Enlightenment and he came up with the thoery of separation of powers.
JOHN LOCKEHe was from England.He lived from August 29, 1632-October 28, 1704.His idea for natural rights questioned the divine rightof kings. It established social laws and right for people.
JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAUHe is from Geneva.He lived from June 28, 1712-July 2, 1778.Social contact was the relationship between a personand the government. It was made so that people andthe government could agree on decisions.
THOMAS JEFFERSONHe is from Virginia.He is most famous for writing the Declaration ofIndependence.He changed the phrase, “Life, Liberty, and Property”by John Locke to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit ofHappiness” because being happy and having freedomwas better than having property and having freedom.
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