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  • THE REVOLUTIONS

    By Elle FreelandHonors World History

    Per. 2

    When I think of revolutions, I think of people protesting and wantingchange, but being afraid that the change they want and need wont come.

    Monday, September 2, 13

  • MAGNA CARTA

    The Magna Carta was written for England in 1215. The later versions excluded the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority that had been present in the 1215 charter. It was a type of rule of law because it limited the Kings power.

    Monday, September 2, 13

  • GLORIOUS REVOLUTION

    There were three major battles in Ireland and serious fighting in Scotland. William of the House of Orange and his wife took over after the Glorious Revolution. The Bill of Rights changed the power of Kings forever and was a result of this revolution.

    Monday, September 2, 13

  • THE ENGLISH BILL OF RIGHTS

    The Bill of Rights was written in 1688. It borders the powers of the government. It covers the freedom of speech right and the right to trial by jury.

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  • THE ENLIGHTENMENT

    It was an intellectual movement in 18th Century Europe. Made mainly to establish authoritative ethics, aesthetics, and knowledge based on an "enlightened" rationality. It was important because it provided a framework for the American and French Revolutions and the rise of capitalism and the birth of socialism.

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  • CHARLES-LOUIS MONTESQUIEU

    Charles-Louis was from France

    He was known for his theory of separation of powers.

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  • JOHN LOCKE

    John Locke was from Wrington, United Kingdom. He was born on August 29, 1632 and died on October 28, 1704. The Natural rights are any right that exists by virtue of natural law.

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  • JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU

    Jean Jacques Rousseau is from Geneva Switzerland. He was born on June 28, 1712 and died on July 2, 1778. The Social Contract is an agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for social benefits. The theories of a social contract became popular in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century.

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  • THOMAS JEFFERSON

    Jefferson is from Shadwell, Virginia. He is most famous for writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. He changed the words from property to pursuit of happiness because Lockes Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Property was directed to justice, but Jefferson went beyond that term to say happiness because he wanted to consider all the rights that were necessary to human beings.

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