The Glorious Revolution

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I. Introduction A. Attention getter: The Glorious Revolution was a bloodless overthrow of the reigning king at the time, James II. B. Background information: James II was King of England from February 6, 1685 until he was removed from the throne in 1688. He was the last Catholic ruler to reign over the English kingdom. The majority of people disliked him and wanted him to give up his title of being king. C. Thesis statement: There were several causes and effects of the Glorious Revolution that led to how the British Parliament is governed today. II. Subtopic #1: Subtopic: Causes A. Topic: This revolution was caused by disagreements and fearfulness regarding the ruler at the time, which was King James II. B. Research-answer first question: James was on the throne, which caused uproar throughout Parliament. He was later replaced by a joint monarchy: King William and Queen Mary. 1. (Cite Quotation): “Between 1688 and 1689, Parliament imported a new Protestant king and queen: William III and Mary II. Mary II was the Protestant daughter of James II from his first wife. William was her husband” (Damerow). 2. (Elaborate and Analyze-connect to thesis): The members of Parliament invited William and Mary to overthrow James for the sake of Protestantism. So, William III and Mary II replaced King James on the throne. C. Research-answer second question: Because King James II was disliked by so many people, the fearful members of Parliament forced him to hand over his title of being king to allow a different person to take the throne. 1. (Cite quotation): “James was widely disliked because of his pro-Catholic pol... ... middle of paper ... ...erthrow of King James changed the way Parliament was overseen and has affected the world from multiple points of view. All around the settlements, William and Mary were proclaimed new rulers, and the people of country looked approvingly upon their accession to the throne. Works Cited Damerow, Harold. "Glorious Revolution." Glorious Revolution. N.p., 6 Jan. 2014. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. "Glorious Revolution." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. "North American Colonial Wars." World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 3 Mar. 2014. "The Glorious Revolution." Christian Assemblies International Church. Christian Assemblies International, Aug. 2011. Web. 5 Mar. 2014. Wilkes, Donald E. "England's Glorious Revolution." Glorious Revolution. N.p., 22 Oct. 2009. Web. 4 Mar. 2014.
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