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Representative Goverment A system of a goverment in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them.
Republic Is a nation in which voters choose representatives to govern them.
House of Burgesess Was the first representative assembly in the new world.
Three Branches of Goverment Legislative Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the Executive Branch.
Magna Carta Signed in 1215 by King John 1 of England, was the first document that limited power of the ruler, gave power to of trial of Jury.
English Bill of Rights Protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for the American Bill of Rights
Mayflower Compact Was the agreement signed in 1620 by the Pilgrims in Plymouth, to consult each other about laws for the colony and a promise to work together to make it succeed.
Jamestown The first permanent English settlement, was founded in 1607.
Plymouth Colony settled was settled in year 1621
Columbus Set sail the ocean blue in 1492
Caravel A fast ship used in exploration
Astrolabe A navigational instrument used to plot stars
Mercantilism Is an economic theory that a country's strength is measured by the amount of gold it has, that a country should sell more than it buys.
Free Enterprise The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal goverment regulation.
Primary Sources Are the original records of an event.
1Secondary Sources The later writings and and interpretations of historians of historians and writers.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut First Written Constitution in America.
Middle Colonies New York, New Jersey. Deleware, and Pennsylvania.
Southern Colonies Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Maryland.
New England Colonies Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,and New Hampshire.
Puritans Wanted to reform from the English church.
Separists Wanted to set up their own churches.
Proprietary Colony Colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted.
Joint Stock Colony A colony in which investors buy stock in the company in return for a share of its future profits.
Royal colony A colony run by a governor appointed by a the king or queen.
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