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America Ch1 KeyTerms

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Two forms of government that arose from the Greek and Roman traditions Direct democracy, republic
What are three English political traditions that influenced American government? Magna Carta, Parliament, English Bill of Rights
Name two things that English Bill of Rights kept rulers from doing w/o Parliament’s approval: Raising taxes, raising an army
What is direct democracy? A system of government in which an assembly of ordinary citizens make decisions.
What is a republic? A system of government in which the people choose representatives who govern in their name.
What is a legislature? A group of people who have the power to make laws.
What is a bill of rights? A written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect.
What is habeas corpus? The principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime.
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