World Vocabulary 2.1
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the overthrow of the King of England by the English Parliament and the invading Dutch Prince of Orange (William) in 1688. The people chose William and his wife, Mary to rule as King and Queen, and they agreed to the English Bill of Rights.
Divine rights of kings
A belief that kings receive their power from God and are responsible only to God.
a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. Following the war, the thirteen American colonies won independence from Great Britain's monarchy, establishing a republic.
a period of violent social and political upheaval in France around 1789. They overthrew the monarchy, established a republic.
an intellectual and philosophical movement which dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century.
A representative body of advisers to a king or other chief executive (i.e. Prime Minister or President).
Separation of powers
A form of government where the different branches of government each have
some of the power, but none have all.
A concept proposed by Rousseau that an entire society agrees to be governed by the ruler. There is an agreement or contract between the rulers and their people.
The rights which all humans have from birth, such as John Locke's list of life, health, liberty, and property.
Latin for "Great Charter." A collection of rights demanded by nobles (barons) which King John was forced to sign in the year 1215.
Rule by the noble (old-wealth) families
Rule by one person
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