Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction
Lesson A: Conflict and Progress in the European World
Activity 1: A Divided England
During the 1600s, many people in England had become upset with the rule of the absolute monarchs. King Charles I spending on court extravagances, colonization of foreign lands, and wars with neighboring countries without the consent of Parliament offended many people. By the mid-1600s the people and parliament started to actively oppose the king and challenge his power.
Historical Investigation - England's Glorious Revolution
Directions: For this activity, open the student resource titled "Historical Investigation - England's Glorious Revolution." Use the documents to learn what forces led to the fall of absolute monarchies in England.
- Download Student Resource: Historical Investigation - England's Glorious Revolution (doc).
- Select the link to review how to complete a Historical Investigation.
- Submit your answers to the completed historical investigation to your teacher as instructed.
When you are finished, use the information you learned to complete the next activity on the events that followed the rule of King Charles I.