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History Vocabulary

History Quiz

TermDefinition
Common Law the constitution of great britain is NOT a single document, but made up of the customs and decisions of law courts
English Bill of Rights 1689 british law passed by parliament and declared the rights and liberties of the people, and settled the succession of william and mary
Feudalism A system of social political and economic organization based on land.
Petition of Rights 1628 precondition to the king, granting any future taxes only with consent of the parliament
Rule of Law Both the government and the governed have to obey the law
Due Process The right to fair and reasonable laws. Officials have to follow the rules when enforcing laws
Magna Carta 1215 an agreement signed between King John and the Nobles, that was the first step towards equal rights.
Parliament The legislative body of british government
Rights of Englishmen Basic rights that all subjects of king or queen were believed to have which were established during centuries in british history
Rights Set of things that people should be free to do without restrictions
Self Government The idea that popular or representative system where people run their own government
Limited Government The power of government is limited by the constitution
Created by: stella.addis