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TermDefinition
government
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
government by a privileged few oligarchy
a government in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility Aristocracy
Community members who owe loyalty to the government and are entitled to protection from it
a form of democracy in which the people as a whole make direct decisions, rather than have those decisions made for them by elected representatives 
The concept, as stated by John Locke that all people are born with certain rights such as life, liberty and property.
A series of kings ruled Rome. Then, in 509 BC, a group of Roman aristocrats over through a harsh king.
Founder of Judaism who, according to the Bible, led his family from Ur to Canaan in obedience to God's command.
the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe god
A religion with a belief in one god. It originated with Abraham and the Hebrew people. Yahweh was responsible for the world and everything within it.
The book that contains the writings or scriptures that Christians recognize as the written word of God. bible
A set of laws for responsible behavior, which, according to the Bible, were given to Moses by God.
people who are said to receive messages from god to be taught to others
the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
An English document draw up by nobles under King John which limited the power of the king. Magna Carta, 1215
King William and Queen Mary accepted this document in 1689. It guaranteed certain rights to English citizens and declared that elections for Parliament would happen frequently.
a thinker who uses logic and reason to investigate the nature of the universe, human society, and morality
the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
a teacher and prophet born in bethlehem and active in nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for christianity
The collection of laws that were taken from old Roman law and rewritten so that they could be easily understood.
state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
Byzantine emperor in the 6th century A.D. who reconquered much of the territory previously ruled by Rome, initiated an ambitious building program , including Hagia Sofia, as well as a new legal code justinian
In ancient Rome, the supreme governing body, originally made up only of aristocrats.
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