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Civics Chapter 2 Kbb

Civics Chapter 2

Enlightenment Movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society.
Monarch King or Queen
Legislature A group of people that makes laws.
Precedent A legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases.
Common Law The law administered through the system of courts established for the purpose, as distinct from equity or admiralty
Natural Rights Freedoms people possess relating to life, liberty, and property.
Social Contract An agreement among people in a society with a government.
Colony A group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere.
Joint-stock Company Investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit.
Charter A written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments; or a government document granting permission to organize a corporation.
Compact An agreement, or contract,among a group of people.
Document A written paper that provides information or proof of something.
Authority Power or influence over other people or groups person or persons having the power of government.
Grant To allow or permit
Proprietary Area with
Royal Colony Owner-controlled land and government.
Religious Dissenters Those who followed a religious faith over than the official religion of England.
Puritans A member of a group of Protestants that arose in the 16th century within the Church of England, demanding the simplification of doctrine and worship, and greater strictness in religious discipline: during part of the 17th century the Puritans became a pow
Pilgrims Colonial Puritans who considered themselves people on a religious journey.
Toleration Acceptance of other groups, such as religious groups.
Indentured Servant Workers who contracted with American colonists for food and shelter in return for their labor.
Plantation A large estate
Triangular Trade Pattern of trade that developed in colonial times among the Americas, Africa, and Europe.
Acquire To gain or get possession of.
Decade A period of 10 years.
Tidewater Areas of low, flat plains near the seacoast of Virginia and North Carolina.
Egalitarianism The philosophy or spirit of equality.
Adapt To adjust or become adjusted to a situation or condition.
Assit To help or aid.
Mercantilism The theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys.
Boycott The refusal to purchase .certain goods
Repeal To cancel a law.
Delegate A representative to a meeting.
Independence Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
Challenge A call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.
Restore To bring back into existence or put back in an original condition.
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