Civil War and Revolution

Civil War and Revolution

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  • I, King Charles, was granted my power through god himself.
  • I give you this power!
  • Sweet, I can tell everyone what to do! charge extreme taxes, enforce religion, and only care about myself.
  • Ha! Roundheads won!
  • We shall make thy King happy! 
  • Ha! I've got your head, Charles.. And now I've got your throne, too.
  • King Charles I and his son, James I both believed in the Divine Right of Kings. This upset Parliament because they were claiming to have received all power from god.
  • Yes, we are so very sorry.
  • Will you come take your throne back?
  • Charles the second, we are so sorry for killing your father...
  • hmmm.. I guess
  • In 1642, the Civil War started. The Cavaliers and the Roundheads went to war against each other. King Charles and his army (The Cavaliers) lost to the supporters of parliament (The Roundheads). 
  • After the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell takes over and beheads King Charles, removing him from his throne. He abolished the monarchy and set of a commonwealth and became a dictator.
  • English Bill of Rights  PASSED
  • Finally, someone cares about us, the people!!! 
  • After Cromwell died, England needed someone to rule their country. So, after beheading Charles father, they asked Charles the second to come back and rule. Charles the second was a good ruler and learned from his ancestors.
  • After King Charles the second dies, James the second comes to rule. No one wants him to rule because of his religious views. So James daughter, Mary, gets married to William of Orange, invade England, and won the revolution with almost no bloodshed 
  •   In 1689, after Mary and William accept the throne, they pass the bill of rights law. It laid foundation for constitutional monarchy. The monarchy and parliament ruled together and destroyed Divine Right of Kings.
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