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roots of the us gov

Rule or law this is the idea borrowed from rome that citizens choose a smaller group to represent then, make laws, and govern them.
justinian this is the ruler who organzed roman laws into an orderly code of laws.
social contral this is the idea that people in society agree to give up part of their freedom to a goverment as long as that goverment protects their natural rights.
precedent when deciding a court cases in the past. a decision made in an earlier case is called a
natural rights this is the right all humans have- life, liberty, and the right to own property
common law this is the system of law borrowed from england based on court decisions instead of written laws.
magna carta this is a document that the nobles made king john sing in 1215. it included equal treatment, trial by jury, and rule of law.
mostesquieu this philosopher said that the best way to limit goverment is to seperate and balance its power, such as the 3 branches we have today
john lock this is the philosopher who belived in social contract and said that the people should overthrow a goverment that breaks that contract and does not protect their rights
republic this idea borrowed from the magna carta means that both the goverment and the people beign governd must obey the laws.
code of hammurabi this ruler is responsible for the first written code of laws
seperation of power this is when power of the goverment is divided into diferent branches, each with different jobs
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