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foundations of democracy

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(1215 England) – english document that limited the power of government (1st example of limited gov’t) Magna Carta
Britain’s Congress (legislative body) Parliament
Britain’s President Prime Minister
colonial economic system where one country exploits a territory to make large profit (big bully system) Mercantilism
an attempt to prevent westward expansion of the colonies Proclomation of 1763
large southern farming estates (slave labor) . Plantations
1689 – document limiting the power of Britain’s monarch (king). Gave free elections, fair trial, and protection from cruel and unusual punishments. English Bill of Rights
Passed in 1791, these were rights given to Americans to protect their liberties from our own federal government (Ex: speech, bear arms, due process, lawyer, etc.); they are the first 10 amendments added to the US Constitution. US Bill of Rights
War between Britain/colonies v. French/Indians over territorial rights (1754-1763). The British/colonies won but at great cost to the British ($ and soldiers). French and Indian War
The territory related to the four colonies in the northeastern region of America (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island); they were known for the shipping, ship building, trade etc. New England colonies (northern colonies
The region in the center of colonial America (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware); they were known for their combination of agriculture and shipping Middle Colonies
The region in the southern part of colonial America (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia); they were known for large plantation farming and slave labor. Southern colonies
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