1689 - 1689 • Catholicism • James II ousted – by...

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Unformatted text preview: 1689 • Catholicism • James II ousted – by members of Parliament; 2 political parties (essentially earliest political parties in history): Whigs & Tories, both of them hated the idea of James being Catholic o Whigs – tended to support Anglican church o Tories – tended to dissent against Anglican church but were still Protestant • William and Mary • Declaration of Rights, 1689 – English Bill of Rights; created a limited constitutional monarchy; now, monarch had to go through the Parliament; it was the American belief that these laws were being usurped by the monarch by the time of the American Revolution o States that all monarchs in England have to be Protestant (still in the law books today); monarch is the head of the Church of England o Parliament must meet once every three years o Monarch cannot overthrow Parliamentary law o Parliamentary members cannot be arrested by the monarch for having different views (or worse, be beheaded as was the case with Henry VIII) • John Locke’s “Two Treatises on Government” (1690) – set up a justification for the Glorious...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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1689 - 1689 • Catholicism • James II ousted – by...

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