By: Marcella Shell

        Government  Handbook



 Monarchies- goverments led by kings or queens. 

Absolutism- places absolute or total power in the hands of a ruler and his or her advisers.

Divine Right- idea that rules recieve theor power directly from God and are responsible omnly to God and not the people.

Absolute Monarchy- a monarchy with inlimited power.

Limited Government- a system in which power is restriced by the people. 

Magna Carta-established the idea of limited government.

Parliament- formed a steping-stone in self government. 

Puritans- people who wanted to purify the Protestant Chruch of England. 

Petition of Rights-is a major English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing.

Commonwealth- state ruled by elected representatives.

Martial Lwa- ruled by the military.

Vocabulary Candy

Restoration-return of monarchy.

Glorious Revolution-a bloodless invasion in England. 

English Bill Of Rightof 1689-an act declaring the right and liberties of the subject and settling th succesion of the crown. 

Unlimited Government-A government in which no limits are imposed on the ruler's authority. The leaders don't have to follow the same laws as everyone else.

Esate-General-french assembly.

Edict of Nantes- signed probably on 30 April 1598, by Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in the nation, which was, at the time, still considered essentially Catholic.



Monarch has absolute power and control

 Divine Right

Martial law(rule by military)

Unlimited Government 

Power is restricted by people
Constitutional monarchy
Rule by constitution, charter, parliament
Freedom and Equality 

Limited Government