Constitutionalism Dbq

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The early modern world period was from the 15th century to the 18th century. The majority of the population lived in rural cities. Life expectancy was not very long, and the lifespan was twenty-five years old. Diseases, famine, lack of medication, and improper sanitation contributed to the low life expectancy. Diet of the wealthy class consisted of bread, meat, and wine however the lower class’s diet consisted of fruits and vegetable. During this time period was the Age of Exploration, so new foods such as corn and potato were introduced from the new world which helped the lower class incorporate more nutrients into their diet. The society was divided into two classes, the nobility/gentry and the peasants/serfs. Both social classes were one of the important factors while developing hierarchy and order in the different countries. Western countries such as France influenced by religion and England dealt military, politics, and/or social issues. China’s government was also…show more content…
Constitutionalism was defined as a form of government limiting the power of the authority (AP study). Parliament consisted of two houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which gave the nobility and the common people representation. There was a debate whether or not England should remain absolute or change to constitutionalism known as the English Civil War. As a result, the drafters of the Bill of Rights outlined what a political authority should look like. The Bill of Rights stated, “religion, laws, and liberties might not again be in danger of being subverted” (Bill of Rights, 1). The Bill of rights also outline the different rights that was not allowed to be taken away from the people such as collect taxes solely for the king’s purpose and freedom of speech (Bill, 1-2). In addition to the Bill of Rights, the Glorious Revolution occurred. This revolution symbolized the power Parliament had now again (AP
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