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Civics Vocabulary

Unit 1 Vocabulary (McLaren)

Classical Republicanism Adhering to the theory or principles of a republican government
Continental Congress A formal meeting in 1774 at which delegates discussed matters of common concern regarding their governance by King George III
Limited Government Control or restrictions placed on the power or authority that rules a country
Parliment The British Legislature, made up of the House of Commons and House of Lards
Separation of powers The distribution of political power amoung the branches of government, giving eaxh branch a particular set of responsibilities
Common Good Involves individual citizens having the commitment and motivation to promote the welfare of the community to work together with other members for the greater benefit for all.
English Bill of Rights Prohibited the British monarchy from suspending laws, levying taxes, maintaining an army in peacetime without consent of Parliament
Magna Carta The Great Charter signed by English Nobles and King John in 1215 giving nobles rights and limiting the king's power
Popular Sovereignty The citizens hold the ultimate authority over public officals and policies
Sovereignty The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested to government.
Writ of Habeas Corpus A court order guaranteeing a person who is arrested the right to appear before a judge in a court of law.
Created by: smclaren