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Representative Government a system in which voter elect representatives to make laws for them
Republic is a nation which voters choose representatives to govern them
House Of Burgesses was the first assembly in the new world
Three Branches Of Government Legislative , Executive , Judicial
Magna Carta signed in 1215 by king john the first of England, was the first document that limited the power of the ruler, gave power of trial by jury
English Bill Of Rights protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for the American bill of rights
Mayflower Compact it was an agreement signed in 1620 by the pilgrims in Plymouth, to consult each other about the colony and promises to work together to make it succed
Jamestown the first permanent English settlement, was founded in 1607
Plymouth a colony settled in the year 1621
Columbus set sail the ocean blue 1492
Caravel was a fast ship used in exploration
Astrolobe was a navigational instrument used to pilot the 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 and that colonies exist for the benefit of the mother country
Free Enterprise is the freedom of private business to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation
Primary Sources are the original records of an event. They include eyewitness reports, records created at the time of an event, speeches and letter by people involved in the event photographs and artifacts
Secondary Sources are the later writings and interpretations of historian and writers. Often secondary sources , like textbooks and articles provided summaries information found in primary sources
Fundamental Orders Of Connecticut first written constitution in America
Middle Colonies New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Southern Colonies Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia Maryland
New England Colonies Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
Puritans wanted to reform the English church
Separatists wanted to set up their own church
Propriety Colony colony ran by indivisuals or groups to whom land was granted
Joint Stock Colony a colony in which investors buy stock in the company in return for share of it's future profit
Royal Colony colony ran by a governor appointed by the king or queen
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