The RevolutionsCedar Robertson 10/4/11 Period 5 A revolution is when the power/ruler is suddenly changed.
Magna Carta• The Magna Carta was written for England.• The Magna Carta was issued in 1215.• It limited the power of the monarchs.• This is an example of rule of law because everybody had to follow the Magna Carta so the Monarchs couldn’t do whatever they wanted.
Glorious Revolution• This Revolution took place in the British Isles while overthrowing King James 11.• William 111 took power once James 11 was overthrown.• The English Bill of Rights was the document that changed the power of Kings forever and was a result to the Glorious Revolution.
The English Bill of Rights• The English Bill of Rights was written in 1689.• This document changed the power of Kings forever and was a result of the Glorious Revolution.
The Enlightenment• It was an elite cultural movement intellectuals in the 18th century. It sought to mobilize power of reason in order to reform society and advanced knowledge.• It took place in the 18th century.• It was important because the ideas that came from this inﬂuenced future democratic governments.
Charles-Louis Montesquieu• He was from Chateau de la Bréde, La Bréde, Gironde, France.• He was famous for his idea of separation of power.
John Locke• He was from Wrington, Somerset, England.• Life Span: August 29, 1632 - October 28, 1704.• Natural Rights are two types of rights theoretically distinct according to philosophers and political scientists. Natural Rights are considered to be self evident in and universal.
Jean Jacques Rousseau• He was from Gevena, Republic of Gevena.• Life Span: June 28, 1712 - July 2, 1778.• The Social Contract is an intellectual device intended to explain the appropriate relationship between individuals and their governments.
Thomas Jefferson• He was from Shadwell,Virginia.• His most famous was the Declaration of Independence.• He changed the words because God said that all people in the nation should have the pursuit of happiness.