Absolute Monarchy Vs. Absolutism Essay

1021 Words Oct 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Absolute Monarchy or absolutism is a monarchial form of government in which the monarch has absolute power among his or her people, and unrestricted political power. Constitutional Monarch is a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State. The ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament, not with the Monarch. In the 18th century, England and France were pitted against each other because they both want to compete for power worldwide. The differences that England and France had with each other started in the 16th and 17th century which led to the England war. England and France have different forms of monarchies. England has a strict parliament and the monarch has to ask parliament for permission to spend money to pass other laws, whereas France the monarch doesn’t have to ask the Estates General and can spend money and pass laws. James I was Scottish and the first Stuart King of England. Parliament didn’t like the fact that he believed in the Divine Right of Kings and absolutism because Parliament wants to expand the powers that they have already. The Divine Right of Kings is when a king or queen gets the throne from God. The conflict between absolutism is that the monarch doesn’t want to share its power with anyone and have it all to him or herself, whereas Parliament believes that the monarch should share the power with the government. After James I died in 1625, after having the throne for…

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