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10 Cards in this Set

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Scottish financier who worked for France
Whig who had warned against the South Sea scheme and who became the principal minister to George I
Conducted French affairs after the Regent resigned
George I
Became king of Great Britain after Queen Anne died; the closest Protestant family member, was German and did not speak English
Mississippi bubble
Obtained a legal monopoly of all French colonial trade; fell through and caused outrage
South Sea bubble
Took over national debt by buying "bonds"; ultimately fell through and caused outrage
War of Jenkin's Ear
War between English & Spain; named for a captain who had supposedly lost his ear to the Spanish
cabinet system
System in which the prime minister is and the ministers are also members of the legislative body
parliamentary government
Parliament in England had more power and better organized than parlements in France
Supporters of "James III" and Bonnie Prince Charlie