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Origin of Am. Gov.

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Government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has certain rights that government can not take away. limited government
The idea that government should serve the will of the people. representative government
Great Charter forced upon King John of England by his barons in 1215; established that the power of the monarchy was not absolute and guaranteed trial by jury and due process of law to the nobility. Magna Carta
Document prepared by Parliament and signed by King Charles I of England in 1628; challenged the idea of the divine right of kings and declared that even the monarch was subject to the laws of the land. Petition of Right
Document written by Parliament and agreed on by William and Mary of England in 1689, designed to prevent abuse of power by English monarchs. English Bill of Rights
A written gran of authority from the king. charter
Two house legislature. bicameral
One house legislature. unicameral
A joining of several groups for a common purpose. confederation
Plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 that aimed to unite the 13 colonies for trade, military, and other purposes; the plan was turned down by the colonies and the crown. Albany Plan of Union
Another term for a representative. delegate
Created by: jwilliams23