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Unit 4

Lesson 3

republic a system of government in which citizens choose representatives to govern them
dictatorship a government in which one person or a small group holds complete authority
Magna Carta a british document signed in 1215 that contained two basic ideas: monarchs themselves have to obey the laws, and citizens have basic rights
English Bill of Rights a 1689 document that guaranteed the rights of english settlers
habeas corpus the right not to be held in prison with out first being charged with a specific crime
seperation of powers a prinicple by which the powers of government are divided among separate branches
Founding Fathers leaders who laid the groundwork for the united states
Created by: AnthonyDommel