The United Kingdom's Democratization Process

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Who originally had all the power and land in England?

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1. Which group gained rights as a result of the Magna Carta?

2. The aristocracy became powerful during which century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Democracy in the country that is now the United Kingdom has existed in some form or another for hundreds of years—longer than the United States has existed—but it's not always taken the same form. This assessment will go over how democracy developed and evolved in the United Kingdom. The questions will assess you on specific points from the lesson, such as the history of voting rights in Britain and the Magna Carta.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Original power structures in England
  • Rights granted by the Magna Carta
  • Power of the aristocracy
  • Voting rights in the 19th century
  • Universal suffrage in the UK

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to ensure that you can accurately recall information on the history of democracy in the United Kingdom
  • Reading comprehension - use the quiz questions to test your understanding of how power structures and voting rights used to work in the UK, and how they work today
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of UK democracy to answer the quiz questions on some key elements of British history related to democracy, power, and voting rights

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about democracy in the UK, complete the lesson called The United Kingdom's Democratization Process. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • History of the United Kingdom
  • British monarchy and aristocracy
  • Effects of the Magna Carta
  • Achieving universal suffrage
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