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English Civil War

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Saadia Hussain

on 26 January 2017

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Transcript of English Civil War

English Civil War
Magna Carta
Charles I
Absolute Monarch
English Civil War (1642)
People got tired of the harsh rules under Cromwell
Glorious Revolution (1688)
King James II became Catholic
English Bill of Rights
Signed by William and Mary that limited their power and increased of Parliament and the people
Barons (landowners) forced the king to sign document
King could only raise taxes with the barons' permission
For the first time, there was a check on the king's power
You may have these taxes now
House of Lords
House of Commons
Makes laws
Raises taxes
Controls the military
US Congress
House of Representatives
Wanted complete control so got rid of Parliament
Monarchy v. Parliament (winner)
Charles I is beheaded
Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England
No more kings
After he died,
Charles II was reinstated as king
Cromwell's Head
Parliament kicks king out and places Prince William & Mary on the throne
1. King is not allowed to make new laws
2. Parliament makes taxes
3. Parliament is allowed to have free elections
4. Free speech in Parliament
5. No army without Parliament's permission
6. People can petition without fear of being punished
Limited Monarchy
Absolute Monarchy
(king has complete power)
(king shares power with parliament)
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