The Glorious Revolution impacted not only the mother country but also the English colonies. Discuss the Glorious Revolution including its political impact in England its effect on the English colonist within the New World.
Assess and analyze the extent to which the English Civil War and Glorious Revolution of 1688 advanced the cause of constitutionalism in England in the 17th century.
1. What justification does Danforth give for the rebellion?
2. What problems does Danforth fear may result from the rebellion?
3. What does Danforth hope the rebellion will achieve?
4. Why did Restoration monarchs attempt to establish tighter control over the American colonies? Why had the crown not attempted this sooner
5. Would imperial reforms affecting the colonial economy have been feasible without an accompanying centralization of imperial politics?
6. If there had been no Glorious Revolution in England, what would the New England colonists have done in 1688-1689? What alternatives were open to them?
Perhaps the greatest fuel added to the revolutionary fire that began burning in the latter half of the 18th Century was religious pluralism within the colonies. Unlike England, which after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 had become spiritually stagnant under the Church of England, the colonists adhered to no single denomination. The splits in churches that revivalism had caused prevented uniformity in religion from becoming a reality. While groups such as the Quakers and Anglicans still existed in areas, none could rise to dominate the religious scene and become the primary American religion. So long as the colonists did not become complacent, their religious zeal would continue to burn strong.
If the glorious revolution did not take place, the Americans would have remained oppressed for some few more years. The Act of parliament would not have taken place and therefore the parliament would not have assumed the responsibility of choosing the monarch. The Catholics would not have been banned and therefore their powers would have been retained as they were dispensed in 1688.
To modern eyes the complex web of religious and political loyalties which underpinned Jacobitism can seem alien and unsympathetic. The whole movement might be said to span the century from the deposition of James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the lonely alcohol-sodden death of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1788.
What were the main causes of the revolutions of 1848, and what roles did nationalism, liberalism, and socialism play in inciting and sustaining revolution?
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 saw a Catholic king of England replaced by his daughter and son-in-law, the monarchs William and Mary, by the invitation of Parliament.