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James Madison,Thomas Jefferson and other leadthe groundbreak for the United States
Founding fathers
A government in which citizens rule themselves through elected representative
Republic
A government in which one person or a small group holds complete authority
Dictatorship
A 1215 British document that had two ideas: monarchs themselves have to obey the laws and citizens have basic rights
Magna Carta
A 1689 document taht guaranted the right of English citizens
English Bill of Rights
Idea that no person could be held in prison without first being charged with a specifice crime
Habeas corpus
Designed to keep any person or group from gaining too much power
Separation of Powers