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Government Ch. 2

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Basic principle of the American system of government; that government is limited in what it may do, and each individual has certain rights the government cannot take away. imited government
System of government in which public policies are made by officials who are selected by the voters and held accountable to them in periodic elections. representative government
The Great Charter establishing the principle that the power of the monarchy was not absolute in England; forced upon his barons in 1215; and protecting such fundamental rights as trial by jury. Magna Carta
Drawn up by Parliament in 1689 to prevent abuse of power by English monarchs; forms the basis of much in American government and politics. English Bill of Rights
A legislative body composed of two houses. bicameral
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