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What is a Representative government ? A system of government in witch voters elect representatives to make laws for them.
What is a republic? A republic is a nation in witch voters choose representatives to govern them
What was the first legislative house in the new world? The House of Burgesses
What document limited the power of a ruler and gave power to the trial of jury? The Magna Carta
What document became the basis for the American Bill of rights? English Bill Of Rights
What document did the pilgrims sign in 1620? The Mayflower Compact
What are the Three branches of goverment? Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches
What colony was established in 1607? Jamestown
When was Plymouth settled? 1620
Who sailed the ocean blue in 1492? Columbus
What is a Caravel? A fast moving ship used in exploration
What instrument/device was used to navigate the stars? Astrolabe
What is mercantilism? An economic theory that a country's strength is based on amount of gold
What is free enterprise? Freedom of private bissnes to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation
What are the original sources of an event called? Primary Sources
What is an secondary source? Later writings of historians and writers
What was the first written constitution in america? Fundamental Order of Connnecticut
What are the middle colonies? New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania
What are the sounthern colonies? Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
What are the New England colonies? Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire
Who to wanted reform the English Church? The Puritans
What is a proprietary colony? A colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted or given to
What is a joint stock company? a colony in witch investors buy stock for future profit
What is it called when a colony is owned by king or queen? Royal colony
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