8- Political Culture - Political Culture 2-5-08 I. Glorious...

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Political Culture 2-5-08 I. Glorious Revolution (Britain)- first time people questioned a king’s right to rule ended the notion that kings and queens had divine right to rule ”glorious” because there was no fighting or bloodshed a. 1685: James II i. Catholic-appointed Catholics to gov’t positions ii. Preached religious tolerance iii. Insisted that Cambridge and Oxford allow Catholics to attend iv. British began to resist, but most Protestants were not too concerned (his wife was too old to have children and produce an heir) she did become pregnant, though and Protestants panicked v. Protestants decided to get rid of James II and replace him with William of Orange (Holland) James II fled to France and William was crowned King of England b. Sir Edmund Andros (Governor of MA-appointed by James II) people in MA hated him because he: 1. abolished trial by jury 2. closed the General Court 3. converted a Puritan church to Church of England (similar to Catholic church)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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8- Political Culture - Political Culture 2-5-08 I. Glorious...

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