Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know (0)
Remaining cards (0)
Know (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Key Terms 1-12 2a

Magna Carta English document written in 1215 that limited the power of nobility over the people of England; many rights found in our US Bill of Rights
English Bill of Rights A set of basic civil rights written by British Parliament in 1689; this document also influenced our US Bill of Rights (Ex: bear arms, quartering of troops, due process)
US 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.
Parliament The name given to Britain’s (United Kingdom) legislative body; It is broken into a House of Lords and House of Commons; unlike the US, Britain DOES NOT have a true separation of powers in their parliamentary system.
Prime Minister This is like Britain’s version of a President; however, the people DO NOT elect the Prime Minister. The PM is chosen by Parliament FROM Parliament.
Mercantilism A colonial economic system where one country (Ex: Britain) exploits another territory (Ex: American colonies) for their resources so they can get rich.
French and Indian War 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).
Proclamation Line of 1763 An Imaginary border drawn by the British along the Appalachian mountain chain designed to prevent colonial expansion to the western frontier; they didn’t want to create more conflict in the aftermath of the French and Indian War.
New England colonies (northern colonies) 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.
Middle 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
Southern 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.
Plantations Large farming estates generally worked by slaves; mainly in the south
Created by: gparker6380


Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then tap the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, tap the green Know box. Otherwise, tap the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, tap "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just tap on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards