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Representative A system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them
A republic A nation in which voters choose representatives to govern them
House of burgesses The first representative assembly in the New World
Three branches of government Legislative branch, judicial, the executive branch
Magna Carta Signed in 1215 by King John of England, was the first document that limited power of the ruler, gave power of trial by jury
English bill of rights Protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for American Bill of Rights
Mayflower compact The agreement signed in 1620 by the pilgrims in Plymouth, to console each other about laws for the colony and a promise to work together to make it succeed
Jamestown The first permanent English settlement was founded in 1607
Plymouth A colony settled in the year 1621
A Caravel A fast ship used in exploration
Astrolabe A navigational instruments that was used to plot the stars
Mercantilism In economics Siri that a country's strength is measured by the amount of gold it has, that a country should sell more then and buys in that the colonies exist for the benefit of the mother country
Free enterprise The freedom of a private business
Primary source The original records of an event. They include eyewitness reports, records created at the time of an event, speeches, and letters by people involved in the event, photographs and artifacts.
Secondary source The later writings and interpretations
Fundamental orders of Connecticut First written constitution in America
Middle colonies New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania.
Southern colonies Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland.
New England colonies Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire.
Pruitans Wanted to reform the English church
Separatists Wanted to set up their own church
Proprietary Call me run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted
Joint stock colony A colony in which in the store is buy stock in the company in return for a share of its future profits
Royal colony A call let me run by a governor appointed by the king or queen
Democracy Run by the people for the people
Tyranny Cruel and unjust government
Lexington, Massachusetts First battle in the American rev.
Battle of Saratoga Turning point in American rev.
Yorktown , Virginia End of American rev.
A protective tariff A tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home industry
Unalienable rights Rights that can not be given up, taken away or transferred. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are some rights
Declaration of Independence Declaring the colonies independence from England
Articles of confederation First American constitution
The constitution of the United States Set laws and principles of the government of the USA
George Washingtons farewell address Advised the USA to stay neutral in relations to other nations, and to avoid political parties
Treaty of Paris 1763 Ended the French and Indian war and kicked the French out of North America
Treaty of Paris 1783 Ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the USA as an independent nation
James amisteed Former slave and patriot who worked as an American spy against the British
John Paul James Father of the navy
Westworth cheswell First black land owner in New England
Bernardo de Gálvez
Haym salomon A Jewish imagrant who played an important role in financing the rev.
Sam Adams A member of sons of liberty, started committee of correspondence
Ben Franklin Inventor, salesman, diplomat, signer of the DOI
Abigail Addams Wife of second president John Adams, women's rights advocate, wrote famous letters to her husband
Merey Otis warren Wrote first history of the revolution based upon notes he took in patriot meetings
King George 3 King during rev
Tomas Jefferson Writer of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd president
Tomas Paine Wrote pamphlets like common sense
George Washington Leader of army and 1st president
Alexander Hamilton Leade of federalist, first treasurer of us, created the national bank
Patrick Henry Strong patriot "give me liberty or give me death"
James Madison Father of the constitution
Checks and balances To ensure no branch gets too powerful
Federalism Sharing the power between the states and the national government
Separation of powers Each branch has its own powers
Popular sovereignty Power to the people
Mend To change
Ratify To approve by vote
Judicial review Declare laws unconstitutional
Civil disobedience Refusing too bay the government or law
The Declaration of Independence Signed july4'1787
Constitution Written in 1787
Louisiana territory Sold by nepolian Bonaparte for $15million , doubled the country in 1803
Federalist Favorite the constitution
Anti federal Opposed the constitution
Nullification State declares a federal law illegal
Republican Based off of the bellif in good virtue
North west ordinance Orderly expansion
The federalist papers Papers defending the constitution
Bill of rights First 10 amendments
The greatest conperrmis Created 2 houses of congress
John Quincy Secretary of State
The Monroe doctrine Not get involved in Europes affairs
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