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. King Charles I Parliament
The Glorious Revolution 1688 – King James II is kicked out of power
The Glorious Revolution 1688 – King James II is kicked out of power – Put his daughter Mary and he husband William in power
The Glorious Revolution 1689 – King James II is kicked out of power – Put his daughter Mary and he husband William in power – Signed the English Bill of Rights
The English Bill of Rights: restated many of the rights granted by the Magna Carta. upheld habeas corpus. required that Parliament meet regularly.
The legal rights that Englishmen had won over the centuries led the colonists to expect a voice in their government. By 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. Colonial Governors Appointed by the King Colonial Legislatures Most were elected
Terms and People legislature – a group of people who have the power to make laws bill of rights – a written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect habeas corpus – the principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime freedom of the press – the right of journalists to publish the truth without restriction or penalty libel – the publishing of statements that damage a person’s reputation