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The English Bill of Rights Worksheet Answer Key

Questions

1. What was the purpose of The English Bill of Rights?

1. The purpose of the English Bill of Rights was to set clear limits on royal power.
2. What two monarchs accepted the limits placed on their power?
2. King William and Queen Mary.

3. What philosophy was done away with in England when William and Mary accepted the Bill of Rights?

3. The English Bill of Rights ended the belief in the "Divine Right of Kings".

4. List three things listed in the English Bill of Rights done by James II.

4. Made and suspended laws without the consent of parliament, raising money without the consent of parliament, raising and keeping a standing army in times of peace, took weapons from Protestants and gave arms and jobs to Catholics, setting excessive bail, fines and punishment, etc...
5. What reasons are stated in the English Bill of Rights for giving William of Orange Power?

5. James II abdicated and the throne was vacant.
6. List three things that the monarch cannot do under the English Bill of Rights.
6. The King cannot suspend laws without the consent of Parliament. The King cannot raise money without the consent of Parliament. The King cannot prosecute people for petitioning him. The King cannot raise a standing army in time of peace without the consent of Parliament.
7. What rights are given to Protestants in the English Bill of Rights

7. They have the right to bear arms for purposes of defense.

8. What does the English Bill of Rights say about how often parliament should meet?.

8. Parliament should meet frequently.

9. According to the English Bill of Rights, can an English monarch be a Catholic or marry a Catholic?
9. No.

10. What other two laws were passed in 1689 and 1694?

10. 1689, Toleration Act, 1694 Triennial Act