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U.S. Chap 5.1

U.S. History

TermDefinition
King George III King of Great Britain during the Revolutionary War
Treason *Betraying your country *Trying to bring about the downfall of your country
Mercenary *People who fight for a foreign country just for $
Common Sense *Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine *Written to convince colonists to support the Revolution
Patriots *Colonists who supported independence from Great Britain
Loyalists *Colonists who supported the king and Parliament. *They didn't want independence from Britain
Declaration of Independence *Written by Thomas Jefferson *The colonists "break up" letter *Explained why they were fighting for independence from the King and Parliament
Social Contract *John Locke's idea *Society is like a contract between the people and Gov't *The people follow laws and owe loyalty to the Gov't. *The Gov't protects the people (esp. their rights)
Consent of the Governed *John Locke idea *Gov't has power because the people allow it. *If the people are unhappy with the gov't, overthrow it.
Created by: ltrudeau