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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson A: Conflict and Progress in the European World

Activity 2: A Glorious Time for Democracy

As you have learned, the rule of King Charles I made a significant number of the English people and Parliament unhappy with the monarchy. The bloody English Civil War that followed ended with the fall of the king. However, the events that followed during the "Restoration" restarted the controversy over rule by later monarchs. Historians have termed the events that followed the "Glorious Revolution."

Your next task is to view the mini lesson that follows and analyze the events that affected the king's rule. Your focus question will be to investigate why historians have called the final events a "glorious" revolution by answering the question: What was so "glorious" about the Glorious Revolution?

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Presentation Activity - The English Civil War and Glorious Revolution

Mini Lesson Presentation Mini Lesson

Before you view the presentation:

Download Icon Download the Student Resource: Glorious Revolution Graphic Organizer (doc) and complete it as directed.

View the presentation:

When you are ready, select the play button to learn about The English Civil War and Glorious Revolution and complete the corresponding section on your student resource.

Mini Presentation

After you view the presentation: Complete the graphic organizer and then review the information to help you complete the assessment in the next activity.

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