The Rights of Englishmen How did the English political history influence American political Heritage?
Bill of Rights - 1689 Limited Monarchy May not make or suspend law Can not levy taxes or army without parliament Can not impede with elections Parliament must meet frequently King must be an Englishman Civil Liberties: 1) Petition 2) Speedy Trial 3) No excessive fees 4) No cruel of unusual punishments William and Mary of Orange being presented with the Bill of Rights English Bill of Rights
Toleration Act - 1689 • Freedom of Worship • Freedom of Religion?
Natural Rights - Philosophy John Locke - 1689
Colonial Politics • Royal- Government • Property- Council • Self Government- assembly
Salem Witch Hysteria - 1692 • Fertile Ground • The girls accusations • Courts of procedure, fair: “Oyer& Terminer” • Spectral Evidence: William Stoughton • Tituba – Testimony • Witchcraft & Puritanism • Panic accusations • Trials & Confession = Salvation • Results • Aftermath