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7th SS - Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Life in the Colonies

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Magna Carta first document to place restrictions on an English ruler's power
legislature a group of people who have the power to make laws
bill of rights a written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect
habeas corpus the principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime
House of Burgesses first legislature in British North America
freedom of the press right of journalists to publish the truth without restriction or penalty
libel the publishing of statements that damage a person's reputation
Created by: MissMisiak