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american history02

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Magna Carta Cornerstone of English justice and law; signed by king john of englanddeclared that the king and gov. were bound by the same law as the other citizens of england
unalienable rights fundamental rights, or natural rights, garenteed to people naturally instead of by the law. used as the foundation of the D.I.and B.R.
republic a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is excercised by representative chosen directly or indirectly by them
Baron de Montisquieu he first outlined the concept of of seperating the power of government between the excecutive, legislative, and judicial branches
Democracy Is a system of government where supreme politicial authority resides with the people
Representative government power is held by the people and excersiced through the efferts of representatives elected by those people
1607 the virginia company of london establishes the first permanentEnglish colony in north america in Jamestown
Mayflowerr compact Drafted in 1620 by the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock; declared that the 41 males who signed it agreed to accept majority rule and to do what was best for the colony
Created by: nabobo