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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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The following passage deals with absolutist principles.

And thereupon the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons, pursuant to their respective letters and elections, being now assembled in a full and free representative of this nation, taking into their most serious consideration the best means for attaining the ends aforesaid, do in the first place (as their ancestors in like case have usually done) for the vindicating and asserting their ancient rights and liberties declare:

  • That the pretended power of suspending the laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without consent of Parliament is illegal;

  • That the pretended power of dispensing with laws or the execution of laws by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal…

  • That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal;

  • That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law.

This passage is likely from

A

The Petition of Right.

B

The English Bill of Rights.

C

The Magna Carta.

D

The Act of Supremacy.

E

The Habeas Corpus Act.