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1

First strong monarchy

England; still exists today

2

William the Conqueror

I066: invaded England from France; claimed EVERYTHING as his personal property

3

Causes of Magna Carta

1. People worried king too powerful
2. 1215, King John tried to raise taxes to pay for war with France
3. Nobles refused to pay

4

Magna Carta

1. restricted king's absolute power
2. founding document for modern democracies

5

Parliament

Council of Nobles, clergy and middle class formed by King after another rebellion in 1260

6

Purpose of Parliament

Discuss political issues
First legislative body (made laws)
Influence to American gov't