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  • Oct 14, 1066

    William the qconqueror

    William the conqueror from France invaded England in that year and became king of the regions. He brought a system of governing called feudilsm wich is a system of social political and economic organaztion based on control of land. There are 3 social groups in feudulism, including royalty, nobility, and common people. The system depended on a series of contracts between the monarchs, nobles, and vassels.
  • Jun 12, 1215

    magna carta

    magna carta
    The Magna Carta was perhaps the most important early example of a written statement of law limitng the power of the ruler. Government is based on a contract between the ruler and people to be ruled. Both the government and the governed must obey the laws. This is called the rule of law.
  • Jan 20, 1265


    Parliament is an advisory council. Parliament is the legislative branch of the english government. It is made of two houses called the house of LORDS and house of COMMONS. The king had to share power with them, this is an early example of seperation of power. Parliament continuosly grew and soon became the representatives of there regions. No one group was able to be completely in control for long.
  • Mayflower Comapct

    Before the Pilgrims went on shore in the new land, they created the MAyflower Comapct. IT was written and signed by the men on board the ship. IT bacame the basis of goernement in the New World. It formed a civil body of government. They worked to form a sense of equality and fairness for all. This kept one person from controlling the government.
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    King Charles 1

    The King tried to pressure the people for money without the consent of Parliament. He also made the people house soldiers in their homes.
  • Petition of Right

    The Petition of Right came about when the made hthe King agree to the PPetition of Right that said the king could only raise taxes with the consent of Parliament. They also said he could no longer make people house soldiers. It also made it clear that the people of England had rights that the governemnt could not take.
  • King Chalres I of England Executed

    The struggles in England became so bad that in 1649 the Parliament ordered the execution of the King. The position of balance of power had shifted in favor of PArliament at this time.
  • English BIll of RIghts

    In 1689 the Parliament passed the English BIll of RIghts. It gave rights to the PArliament that limited the powers of the King/monarch. Elections were to be made free and people have the right to petition the King. IT also said that the monarch could no longer collect taxes without consent, interfere with free speech, maintain an army suring a time of peace, hinder protestants, require too much bail, or say laws made by parliament didn't have to be folllwed.
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    THe Enlightmenment Period was a time when people developed new ideas about human existance. This included basic rights and the level of control they had of governemtn and their futures. THe leaders of this time, (like Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Locke) influenced the leaders in Europe amd were popular with Americans who wanted independence. THe founding father sof AMerica used many of the Enlightenment ideas.
  • sugar act

    The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.[1] The preamble to the act stated: "it is expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom ... and ... it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised ... for defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same.
  • proclamation of 1763

    Parliament did not want the colonist to settle in western lands because of tentions between the british soldiers and Native Americans.
  • quartering act

    The Quartering Act is a name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the 18th century. Parliament enacted them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations. It also required citizens to provide food for any British soldiers in the area.