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history 8th grade

history set 1 /20 words

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1607 the virinia company of london established the 1st permanent english colony in north america
samuel adams cousin of john admas: based in boston ,MA;he was one of the early founding fathers;leader of the sons of liberty
mayflower 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
1776 a very important date for the united states. continental congress met. july 4th we declared independence from great britain with the passage of the declaration of independence. revolutionary war began
democracy a system of government where supreme political authority resides with the people.
representative government power is held by the poeple and exercised through the efforts of representatives elected by those people
barm de montisquieu he first outline the concept of seperating the powers of government between the executive,legislative and judical branches
republic a state in which the supreme power rest in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is excersised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
unalienable rights fundamental rights,or natural rights,guaranteed to people naturally instead of by law. used as fouondation of the declaration of independence and bill of rights
magna carta corner stone of english justice and law signed by king john(of england):declared that he king and government were bound by the same law as the other citizens of england
ulysse s. grant he was a general during the civil war .fought for the north,became commander of the whole union army. he successfully suided the north to victory over the south
mercantilism an ecnomic theory which states that a nations wealth is based on the amount of gold and silver bullion in its treasury
virginia house of burgesses createdin 1619;was an assembly of elected representatives from the virginia colony. first form of representative government in the english colony.
absolute chronology to organize events in order from oldest to most recent
relative chronology depend less on specific dates and more on relationship of events.
articles of confederation our 1st constituion adopted in 1781 during the american revolution; created weak nation government and strong state government.
daniel webster a famouse senetor form massachusettes. a very good speaker; he helped keep the country together during the years right before the civil war.
us constitution established the government of this countire. ahs
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