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What was the main purpose of the Magna Carta?
to protect noble's rights and limit the power of the king
What is the "rule of law" that the Magna Carta helped to establish?
the monarch (king) was bound by the law
The English Bill of Rights gave Parliament the power to do what?
the monarch could not create courts, impose taxes or raise an army without Parliament's consent
England's system of law, based on precedent, is known as....
common law
The rights of englishmen were guarenteed to the colonists who settled in Virginia by what document?
Charters of Virginia Company of London
The first permanent English settlement in North America was....
Why did the first colonists feel the need to establish their own government?
they wanted rules to govern themselves
What was the Mayflower Compact?
written plan of government for the Pilgrims
Most of the writing of the Declaration of Independence was done by....
Thomas Jefferson
What was Shay's Rebellionand why was it considered an important historical event?
It was an armed uprising and a wake up call to the government
The beginning of self-government in colonial AMerica was marked by the establishment of the ....
House of Burgesses
What are the inalienable rights that are guarenteed in the Declaration of Imdependence?
life, libery, and the pursuit of happiness
Why did Daniel Shays lead a rebellion against a federal arsenal in Massachusettes?
to protest unfair taxes
Why did Parliament repeal the Stamp Act?
the colonists were boycotting goods
The Mayflower Compact was an example of...
direct democracy
What did the delegates at the Second Continental Congress agree they should do?
break away from Britain
The ______________________ was the first constitution of the United States of America.
Articles of the Confederation
What was the Glorious Revolution?
peaceful transfer of power from the King to William and Mary
The _________ required colonists to attach tax stamps to newspapers and legal documents.
Stamp Act
_____________ was the author of Common Sense.
Thomas Paine
______________ is self-reliance and freedom from outside control.
What is mercantilism?
a country should sell more than it buys
The Boston Tea Party cause Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts, which aslo became known as the _________________.
Intolerable Acts
Any attempt to _______ the Articles of Confederation required a unanimous vote.
Number these events in the order they occured:
____ Articles of Confederation
____ Shay's Rebellion
____ Dec. of Independence
____ U.S. Constitution
____ Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War
Dec. Of Independence
Articles of Confederation
Shay's Rebellion
U.S. Constitution