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Civics Vocab.

February 2

Mercantilism the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
Magna Carta a document that protected nobles' privaleges and upheld authority
Paliament the British legislature
Common Law a system of law based on precedent and customs
Suffrage the right to vote
Mayflower Compact a written planof rules to govern the new land
Limited Government gov't is not all powerful-it may do only those things that people have given it the power to do
Republic any representative gov't headed by a president or similar leader
Stamp Act required colonists to attach expensive stamps toall newspapers and legal documents
Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776 declared independence
Navigation Acts English trade laws during the 1600 and 1700
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine urging independence
Albany Plan Ben Franklin wanted the colonies to work together as a union
John Peter Zenger Publisher whose trial let to freedom of the press
Salutary Neglect Britain did not enforce the navigation acts
Triangular Slave Route the pattern of how slaves were traded for product
Middle Passage Route slaves were taken on
Favorable Balance of Trade always want to sell more than you buy
Proprietary Colonies colonies governed by one or more people with full governing rights
House of Burgesses Assembley of representatives in colonial VA
Social Contract Theory belief that a persons moral obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement between them and society
English Bill of Rights act declaring rights of a subject and succession of the crown
Writs of Assistance British soldiers did not need a search warrant to go through colonists houses
Proclomation of 1763 No more settlers in Indian Territory allowed
Sons of liberty Secret gathering of people who opposed the stamp act
Nationalism Devotion and loyalty to own country
Created by: Civics123