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Intro Question. In what ways can a society push itself to become a better place for all people?. Democratic Developments in England I) Medieval Reforms II) Parliament Grows Stronger III) Establishment of a Constitutional Monarchy. Prologue 3. I) Medieval Reforms.

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  1. Intro Question In what ways can a society push itself to become a better place for all people?

  2. Democratic Developments in England I) Medieval Reforms II) Parliament Grows Stronger III) Establishment of a Constitutional Monarchy Prologue 3

  3. I)Medieval Reforms • The economic and political system of the Middle Ages was feudalism, where nobles are granted the use of lands that belong to the king in exchange for their loyalty, military service and protection of the people who live on the land. • Common Law develops, which reflects the customs and principles established over time, not just the will of a ruler. • To limit royal power, the Magna Carta (Great Charter) was created. It implied that the monarch had no right to rule in any way they pleased, but had to govern according to the law. • Magna Carta gave people the right to due process of law - the right to fair treatment by the law.

  4. II) Parliament Grows Stronger • Over the next few centuries, Parliament’s power of the purse or right to approve expenses gave it growing influence in governing. • The idea of the divine right of kings states all kings were chosen by God. • Charles I is forced to sign the Petition of Rights in return for granting revenue from taxes.

  5. II) Parliament Grows Stronger • The Petition of Rights – Stopped: • Taxing without Parliament's consent • Imprisoning citizens illegally • Housing troops in citizens’ homes • Military government in peacetime

  6. III) Establishment of Constitutional Monarchy • A series of corrupt Kings continue the push from English Parliament to establish a more constitutional Monarchy. • The Pass the Habeas CorpusAmendment Act – the accused are granted the ability to face a judge in court.

  7. III) Establishment of Constitutional Monarchy • The Glorious Revolution established Parliament's right to limit the power of the English king and control succession to the throne. • England was now a constitutional monarchy, where the powers of a ruler are restricted by constitution and the laws of the country.

  8. III) Establishment of Constitutional Monarchy • In 1689 English Bill of Rights, a formal written summary of rights and liberties considered essential to the people. • Gave free speech, no cruel and unusual punishment, the right to petition the government. • England’s Glorious Revolution and Bill of Rights , along with the ideas of the Enlightenment, would give rise to democratic revolutions in America and France in the late 18th century

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