11 In the 1640s, power struggles between King Charles I and Parliament led to the English Civil War. Parliamentary forces eventually won the war, executed the king, and briefly ruled England.
12 The Glorious Revolution 1688King James II is kicked out of power
13 The Glorious Revolution 1688King James II is kicked out of powerPut his daughter Mary and he husband William in power
14 The Glorious Revolution 1689King James II is kicked out of powerPut his daughter Mary and he husband William in powerSigned the English Bill of Rights
15 The English Bill of Rights: restated many of the rights granted by the Magna Carta.upheld habeas corpus.required that Parliament meet regularly.
16 Colonial Legislatures The legal rights that Englishmen had won over the centuries led the colonists to expect a voice in their government.Colonial GovernorsAppointed by the KingColonial LegislaturesMost were electedBy 1760, every British colony in North America had a legislature of some kind, although the legislatures sometimes clashed with the colonial governors appointed by the king.
22 Terms and Peoplelegislature – a group of people who have the power to make lawsbill of rights – a written list of freedoms that a government promises to protecthabeas corpus – the principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crimefreedom of the press – the right of journalists to publish the truth without restriction or penaltylibel – the publishing of statements that damage a person’s reputation