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Magna Carta cornerstone of English justice and law ; signed by king john (of England) ; declared that the king and government were bound by the same law as the other citizens of England
Unalienable rights Fundamental rights , or natural rights , guaranteed to people naturally instead of by the law. used as the foundation of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of rights
Republic A state in which the supreme power rest in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
Baron de Montesquieu he first outlined the concept of separating the powers of government between the executive , legislative and judicial branches
Representative government power is held by the people and exercised through the efforts of representatives elected by those people
Democracy is a system of government where supreme political authority resides with the people
1776 a very important date for united states
1776 continental congress met
1776 july 4th we declared independence from great britian with the passage of the declaration of independence
1776 revolutionary war begins
1607 the Virginia company of London establishes the first permanent . English colony in north America in Jamestown
Samuel adams cousin of john adams ; based in boston , MA ; he was one of the early founding fathers ; leader of the sons of liberty
Mayflower drafted in 1620 by the pilgrims at Plymouth rock ; declared that 41 males who signed it agreed to accept majority rule and to do what was best for the colony
Ulysses s. grant general during the civil war ; fought for the north , became commander of the whole union army ; he successfully guided the north to victory over the south
Mercantillism an economic theory which states that a nations wealth is based on the amount of gold and silver bullion in its treasury
Virginia house of burgersses created in 1619 , was an assembly of elected representatives from the Virginia colony . first form of representative government in the English colonies
absolute and belative chronology absolute = to organize events in order from oldest to most recent (day,month,yesr) relative= depends less on specific dates , and more on relationship of events . example a story you have a begging , middle and end
articles of confederation our first constitution; adapted on 1781 , during the American revolution ; created a weak national government and strong state government
Daniel Webster famous senator from Massachusetts
Daniel Webster very good speaker ; he helped keep the country together during the years of civil war
besssemere steel process removes the impurities from iron to make steel .steel was very important to industrial revolution, it was hard to make until this method . because a very large industry
bill of rights first 10 amendments to the u.s constitution on guaranteed basic rights and freedoms that every citizen has. government can not take away
U.S constitution established the government of this country; has 7 articles and 27 amendments ; and establishes the rights of all citizens
civic victure relatives to involvement in a community; citizens of a town , state or nation have an obligation
civil disobedience the process of defying codes of conduct within a community or ignoring the policies and government of a state of government of a sates or nation when civil laws are considered unjust . civil rights movement
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