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The English Civil War & Documents Limiting the King’s Power. 10.2.2 – List the principals of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789), and the U.S. Bill of Rights (1791).

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The english civil war documents limiting the king s power

The English Civil War & Documents Limiting the King’s Power

10.2.2 – List the principals of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789), and the U.S. Bill of Rights (1791)


Review of the players

James I

Charles I

Oliver Cromwell

Charles II

James II

William of Orange and Mary

Review of the Players


English civil war

English Civil War

  • Royalists (Cavaliers) v. Roundheads (Puritans)

  • 1642-1649

  • Charles I

  • Oliver Cromwell


King charles guilty or not guilty

King Charles Guilty or Not Guilty?


Documents limiting the power of the king

Documents Limiting the Power of the King

  • Petition of Right (1628 – Charles I)

  • Habeas Corpus Act (1679 – Charles II)

  • English Bill of Rights (1689 – William & Mary)


Petition of right 1629

Petition of Right (1629)

  • King would not…

    • Imprison subjects without due cause

    • Levy taxes without consent of Parliament

    • House soldiers in private homes

    • Impose martial law in peacetime

  • Charles I agrees/ignores


Habeas corpus act 1679

Habeas Corpus Act (1679)

  • Habeas Corpus = “to have the body”

  • Cannot be put into jail simply for opposing the Monarch

  • Prisoners could not be held indefinitely without a trial


English bill of rights 1689

English Bill of Rights (1689)

  • Constitutional Monarchy

  • Limits Power of King

    • No suspending of Parliament’s Laws

    • No interfering with freedom of speech in Parliament

    • No levying of taxes without a specific grant from Parliament

    • No penalty for a citizen who petitions the king about grievances

  • William and Mary consent

  • Parliament + Monarch = Cabinet System


What does all this have to do with us

What does all this have to do with us?


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