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Vocabulary Practice

TermDefinition
Religious Tolerance Meaning there would be no established, or official church; people of all faiths could worship as they see fit.
Revenue Income
Agricultural Expansion conversion of new land into agricultural use
Representative Government A system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them
Self-government A system of government in which people make their own laws.
Salutary Neglect An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies
Cash-crop Agricultural production, often on a large scale, of crops for sale in the market, rather than for consumption by the farmers themselves
Profitability the amount of money that can be made from the sale of a product
Town Hall Meetings [Meetings] in Massachusetts which white, land-owning, male, church members made decisions.
Persecution mistreatment or punishment of a group of people because of their beliefs
Refuge a shelter or sanctuary
Dissenting A statement written by a justice who disagrees with the majority opinion
Social Contract A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their rights and welfare by creating a government and abiding by its rules.
Push/pull factor Reasons why people leave or go to a country
First Great Awakening Religious revival movement during the 1730s and 1740s; stressed the need for individuals to repent and urged a personal understanding of truth
Mercantilism Economic policy that focuses on making $ for the mother country. It favors a positive balance of trade for the mother country and the accumulation of gold and silver
Grievances A complaint or resentment. (Against something or someone)
Unalienable Rights These rights are fundamental or natural rights guaranteed to people naturally instead of by the law. They include life
Civil Disobedience A form of political participation that reflects a conscious decision to break a law believed to be immoral and to suffer the consequences.
Civic Virtue qualities that add to a healthy democracy
Ratification Formal approval
Provision provided or serving only for the time being; temporary
Due Process (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles
Judicial Review Allows the court to determine the constitutionality of laws
Surveillance (n.) a watch kept over a person; careful
Civic Duty the idea that citizens have a responsibility to help their country
Domestic Problems problems within their own country
Debt an obligation to pay or do something
Political Parties organization that tries to influence gov. policy by promoting its ideas and backing candidates for office
Foreign Policy A nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
Created by: lhurst