Presentation on theme: "African Union (54 Nations- AU) To achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and Africans. To promote and defend African common."— Presentation transcript:
African Union (54 Nations- AU) To achieve greater unity and solidarity between the African countries and Africans. To promote and defend African common positions on issues of interest to the continent and its peoples. To promote peace, security, and stability on the continent. To promote democratic principles and institutions, popular participation and good governance. To promote and protect human and peoples' rights in accordance with the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and other relevant human rights instruments. http://www.au.int/en/about/nutshell
Quickwrite Read the article, “Rights group: African Union soldiers rape, exploited Somalia women, girls,” and answer the following questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? How do the actions of the African Union soldiers’ defy the objectives of the African Union? What democratic ideals are violated? Give 2 specific examples.
Parliament Limits the English Monarchy Constitutional Monarchy, 1600s Chapter 5 Pages 180-183
Parliament England’s national legislature. In 1295, King John’s grandson, Edward I, needed money to pay for yet another war in France. He wanted support for the war. He called together not only the lords but also lesser knights and some burgesses, or leading citizens of the towns. He said, “What affects all, by all should be approved.” Historians refer to this famous gathering as the Model Parliament. The Model Parliament voted on taxes and helped Edward make reforms and consolidate laws.
Petition of Right Charles I, needed money to pay for wars with Spain and France. When Parliament refused to give him money, he dissolved it. 1628, he called Parliament again and they refused to give him money until he signed a document- Petition of Right. In this petition, the king agreed to four points: 1.He would not imprison subjects without DUE PROCESS. 2.He would not levy taxes without Parliament’s consent. 3.He would not house soldiers in private homes. 4.He would not impose martial law in peacetime. After agreeing with the petition, he ignored it. Even though Charles I ignored it, why was the petition important? He then dissolved Parliament once again, and to pay for war he imposed all kinds of fees and fines on the English peoples.
Glorious Revolution James II offended his subjects, violated English law, and dissolved Parliament. Seven members of Parliament invited William and Mary to overthrow James. James fled and marking the overthrow of King James II without war. (Glorious Revolution) At the coronation of William and Mary, England became a constitutional monarchy, where laws limited the rule’s power. English Bill of Rights, 1689.
William and Mary The English Bill of Rights, 1689 You will be asked to read two rights this document claims to protect and write them in your own words. Synthesize the information and write 4 hash tags that pertain to the idea of Parliament, Constitutional Monarchy and the essence of democracy.
Legal Documents How did the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and the English Bill of Rights advance the ideals of democracy?
Absolute Monarchy/ Constitutional Monarchy Exit Slip; List three differences between Absolute Monarchy and Constitutional Monarchy.