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Civics chapter 2

Limited Government it is restricted in what it may do. The government is not all-powerful.
Where did the political system originate? England
What did they base their local governments off of? England
Representative government idea that government should serve the will of the people.
What is another name for the magna carta? The Great Charter.
What rights did the magna carta include? trial by jury, due process of law, protection against the taking off life, liberty, or property.
What principle did the magna carta establish? the power of monarchy was not absolute.
What was the petition of right? limited kings power. challenged the divine right of kings, declaring that even monarch must obey the law of the land.
what was the first english colony? Virginia
Royal colonies under direct control of the crown.
Proprietary colonies organized by a proprietor
Charter colonies largely self-governing. based on charters granted in 1662 and 1663.
What was the new constitution intended to do? replace the articles of confederation.
Who were the federalist led by? many of those who attended the Philadelphia convention.
What was the first state to ratify the constitution? Delaware
Created by: crystaljanicek