Unit 2The Revolutions Vocabulary Mollyanne Neal
Magna Carta• It was written for England• It was written in 1215• It limited the Kings• It made it so that the king was not all- powerful by establishing a “guide”
Glorious Revolution• The Glorious Revolution took place in England• William III took over as king• The Magna Carta
The English Bill of Rights• It was written in 1688• It limited the king’s power. It also gave more power to the people.
The Enlightenment• The Enlightenment was a period of time when people started thinking more, and meeting to discuss things like religion and government.• It took place in 17th and 18th centuries• It was important because people started thinking and wanting to make changes to their world
Charles-Louis Montesquieu• He was from France• He is most famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers
John Locke• He was from England• He lived from 1632 to 1704• Natural rights are rights that everyone has, automatically (naturally). Like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Jean Jacques-Rousseau• He was from Switzerland• He lived from 1712 to1778• The Social Contract is an intellectual device intended to explain the appropriate relationship between individuals and their governments
Thomas Jefferson• He was from Virginia• He was most famous for writing the Declaration of Independence• He didn’t believe that “property” was a natural right