The Revolutions

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The Revolutions

  1. 1. The Revolutions
  2. 2. Magna CartaThe Magna Carta was written for England, in June 1215.The Magna Carta was a series of written promises between the King and his subjects, so that the King would govern England and deal with its people inaccordance of the customs of feudal law. The Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop the King from abusing his power. It made rule of law-- the King was under the law too.
  3. 3. Glorious Revolution The Glorious Revolution took place in England.William Orange and Mary took the throne during the start of the Glorious Revolution. Magna Carta forever limited the monarchs.
  4. 4. English Bill of RightsIt was written in 1688. The English Bill of Rights limited the power of the monarch. For example, they couldn’t suspend laws, levy taxes, or custom duties without Parliament’s consent.
  5. 5. The Enlightenment The Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, was a time when man began to use his reason to discover the world, casting off the superstition and fear of the medieval world. The From the effort to discover the natural laws Enlightenment which governed the universe led to on, man began scientific, political, and social advancing and advances.becoming more open-minded and scientific.
  6. 6. Charles-Louis Montesquieu He was born in La Brède, near Bordeaux. He was one of the philosophers during the Enlightenment.
  7. 7. John Locke Locke was born in Wrington, England. Lifespan: 1632-1704Locke said that man’s natural rights were life, liberty and property. One man’s rights ended where another’s began.
  8. 8. Jean Jacques RousseauHe was born in Geneva. Lifespan: 1712-1778 Social Contract is a philosophically constructive work. It outlines how a government could exist insuch a way that it protects the equality and the character of its citizens.
  9. 9. Thomas Jefferson He wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. He was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.He changed wording from ‘property’ to ‘pursuit of happiness’ because of slaves and women.

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