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  1. For Your Enjoyment • Work on your packet • Packets are due Monday April 22

  2. Agenda • Warm-up • PowerPoint Notes • Exit Slip • Work on Packet • Time to go.

  3. Warm-up Define clergy. ( hint: relates to religion)

  4. Magna Carta • A document signed in 1199 • Limited the powers of the king • No longer collect taxes • Freedmen had right to a fair trail, by peers • Habeas Corpus- nit allowed to imprison an individual without a trail

  5. Parliament • 1200’s , called for a gathering of people from different parts of England • Divided into two houses • House of Lords- Nobles and church officials • House of Commons- Knights and townspeople

  6. The Kingdom of France • Capetain- king of France • Philip- ruled from 1180-1223 • Went to war against England • More land=more powerful • Philip IV-Philip the Fair • Ruled 1258-1314

  7. French society • Three estates- classes • First estate- Clergy • Second estate- Nobles • Third estate- townspeople and peasants • France’s first parliament

  8. Reflection to Today • Think about today’s government. • House of Reps-Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district • Senate-Elected for six year terms and two are represented by each state

  9. Compare and Contrast the English Parliament and French Parliament with the US Government