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Unit 1 Rep Govt

Growth of Representative Government

TermDefinition
Government the organization that provides for the safety and security of a nation, state, city, etc. It also has the responsibility to protect the rights of citizens.
Salutary Neglect British policy of leaving the American colonies alone as long as they paid their taxes and did not cause trouble
John Locke English philosopher that developed the idea of unalienable rights
Magna Carta (1215) King John of England was forced to give up some of his powers to the nobles; gave citizens protection of property rights & right to trial by jury
Royal Governor administrator of a colony; chosen by the King; did not usually care what colonists wanted their government to do
Parliament legislative body of England; made laws, English citizens were represented here, but colonists were not
English Bill of Rights (1689) gave more rights to English citizens such as freedom of speech and the right to petition and some freedom of religion
John Peter Zenger newspaper publisher that criticized the royal governor of New York, was put on trial but found not guilty; helped established the idea of freedom of the press
Charles de Montesquieu French philosopher that developed the ideas of separation of powers which was later included in the US Constitution
William Blackstone English developer of the idea of "common law" which means that crimes are tried and punished in similar ways across the country
Tyranny unfair or abusive government
Representative Government citizens choose members from their communities to speak for them in a legislature type; a type of democracy
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