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Absolute Monarchy:
This is a system of government in which the ruling monarch has unlimited power
Glorious Revolution:
Ended the rule of King James II and brought William and Mary to the throne. It established Parliament's right to control succession to the throne and to limit the monarch's power
William of Orange and Mary
William of Orange was a powerful Protestant pronce who married James' daughter who was also Protestant.They planned to overthrow James II for the sake of Protestantism.
Thomas Hobbes:
English philosopher who believed that there was no such thing as a right to rebel.He agreed with the idea of absolute monarchy, he also thought that society neede someone to rule ove them to stop them from falling into disorder.
Bill of Rights:
This is a list of citizens' rights, freedoms, and privileges that the government guarantees to protect
John Locke:
English philosopher who believed that the government had to protect three basic human rights: The right to life, the right to liberty, and the right of property, If any government abused these rights, people were justified in rebelling.
What was Habeas Corpus?
The rigt of a prisoner to obtain a writ or document ordering that the prisoner be brought before a court or judge.
Who was James II?
His father was Charles'II.During his life, he ruled without parliament's consent, he could do whatever he wanted to do. This scared his subjects, they were afraid that he would change their religion to Catholicism.