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  • Unit 2 assignment 1

    1. 1. The RevolutionsAn uprising against the government in command.
    2. 2. Magna CartaThe Magna Carta was written In England in theyear 1215.It limited the power, and had laws that not even thekings could violate. The same laws applied toeveryone.Its a form of “rule of law” because people were moreruled by the Magna Carta and not the kings.
    3. 3. Glorious Revolution The glorious Revolution took place in Spain. William the 3rd took over and became king. The English Bill of Rights changed the power of the kings.
    4. 4. English Bill of Rights The bill of rights was passed on December 16, 1689. The english Bill of Rights declared the rights and liberties of subjects, and it also settled the succession of the crown.
    5. 5. The EnlightenmentThe Enlightenment was a movement in Europe.European philosophers decided to use reason asthe method of learning the truth.It took place from 1700s to the 1800s.The Enlightenment was important because it hadan effect on our Declaration of Independence.
    6. 6. Charles-LouisMontesquieu Montesquieu was from France. He is famous for ‘De I’esprit des lois’ (The spirit of Laws).
    7. 7. John LockeLocke lived from August 29, 1632 -October 28, 1704.He was from England.Natural rights are what we deserve and therights we are born with. We all should havethem, and we all deserve them.
    8. 8. Jean Jacques RousseauRousseau had lived from June 28, 1712 - July 2, 1778He was born in Geneva, Switzerland.The social contract is a book about the best way to setup a political community in society. It says that we allshould be alike and do the same duties.
    9. 9. Thomas JeffersonJefferson was from Shadwell, Virginia.He was most famous for writing The Declarationof Independence.I think Jefferson changed “property” to “thepursue of happiness” because he believed youshouldn’t have to have property to be someone.

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