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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.

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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.

  1. Download Student Resource: Historical Investigation - England's Glorious Revolution (doc).
  2. Select the link to review how to complete a Historical Investigation.
  3. Submit your answers to the completed historical investigation to your teacher as instructed.


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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.