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9 Cards in this Set

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Act of Union
1707 - This act united England and Scotland to form Great Britain
Act of Settlement
1701 - An act of Parliament that excluded any Catholic from inheriting the English throne
habeas corpus
the idea that a person cannot be imprisoned without just cause or a trial
The political party that supported the hereditary monarchy (and therefore James' ascent to the throne)
Prime Minister
The chief executive of a parliamentary government (head of the cabinet)
The Restoration
The period in which the House of Stuart regained the throne of England (when Charles II became king)
a small group of advisors to a ruler
constitutional monarchy
A form of government in which the monarch's powers are limited by a constitution
The political party that wanted to keep James II from obtaining the throne