Magna Carta• It was written for England• It was written in 1215• It limited the monarchies power• Laws were created and no one had the power to overrule it
Glorious Revolution• It took place in England• William of Orange took over the country• the Parliament was the document that changed the power of the kings and was the result of the revolution
The English Bill of Rights • It was written in 1689 • It didn’t allow the kings to do what they wanted as far as cruel and unusual punishment towards their people. • It also didn’t privilege the monarchs to collect taxes whenever with out asking permission
The Enlightenment• it was a European movement• it gave people the freedom to be an individual• it took place in 17th century• it was very important because it gives others the entitlement of life and liberty
Charles-Louis Montesquieu• He was from France• he was famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers
John Locke• He was from England• 1632-28 was his lifespan• natural right: it is any right that exists by virtue of natural law• Meaning they are self evident•
Jean Jacques Rousseau • he was Geneva • he was born on June 28, 1712 and passed away on July 2, 1778 • The Social Contract: it was used to understand and explain the relationship between individuals • it also explained appropriate relationships with the government
Thomas Jefferson• he was from Virginia• he wrote the Declaration of Independence• Jefferson did not like the fact that people treated slaves as their property and he wanted to put a stop to that immediately and so he did!