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house of Burgesses
americas first self-goverment
monarchy
a king or queen
mayflower compact
direct democracy: majority rule
english bill of rights
protects the individual freedoms of the people
magna carta
great charter
colony
a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent countru elsewhere
charter
written document
compact
an agreement
parliament
a law-making body
common law
system of law based on precedent
precedent
or rulings in earlier cases that were similar
glorious revolution
peaceful transfer of power
boycott
the refusal to purchase certain goods
repeal
to cancel a law
ratify
to vote approval of
independence
self-reliance and freedom from outside control
mercantiliism
the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
constitution
a detailed written plan for government
delegate
a representative to a meeting
burgesses
representatives
declaration of independence
a document that said that america should be an idependent from great britain
arcticles of confederation
a document that gave united states some sort of unified goverment
thomas jefferson
main writer of the declararton of independence
john locke
kind of gave ideas to thomas jefferson when he was writing the declaration of independence
thomas paine
wrote common sense
sons of liberty
an undergroud organization and was formed by several colonies
common sense
a book that thomas paine wrote that said we should break free of great britain
lexington and concord
battle against the british that lead up to and also kind of started the revolutionary war
stamp act
great britain said that colonists had to buy a stamp for any printed document
tea act
allowed british east india company to bypass colonial merchants and sell tea directly to shopkeepers at high prices
townshend act
british said a small indirect tax on glass, lead, paper, and tea.
declaratory act
has a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies
coercive act
restricted the colonists rights including the right to trial by jury.
intolerable act
colonists had to pay for all the lost tea and obey british rule.
boston tea party
colonists (sons of liberty) dressed up as indians and raided 3 british ships and dumped 340 chests of tea into the harbor
first continental congress
they demanded that king george 111 restore their rights but the king responded with force
second continental congress
meets only some of the delegates wanted independence. the others wil felt loyal to britain.
what was the effect of mercantilism and french and indian war
colonists boycott an the british repeal
effect of stamp act
sons of liberty
the effect of quartering act, declaratory, and townshend act
colonists restarted their boycotts
coercive act
first continental congress
second continental congress
declaration of independence
quartering act
required colonists to house british troops and supply them with food
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no chief executive:they thought that one person would act like king george : lack of leadership from central gov. no single leader for the gov.
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no national court system: fear of a centreal gov. with a court tha might be unfair to the rights of states
townshend act
british said a small indirect tax on glass, lead, paper, and tea.
declaratory act
has a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies
coercive act
restricted the colonists rights including the right to trial by jury.
intolerable act
colonists had to pay for all the lost tea and obey british rule.
boston tea party
colonists (sons of liberty) dressed up as indians and raided 3 british ships and dumped 340 chests of tea into the harbor
first continental congress
they demanded that king george 111 restore their rights but the king responded with force
second continental congress
meets only some of the delegates wanted independence. the others wil felt loyal to britain.
what was the effect of mercantilism and french and indian war
colonists boycott an the british repeal
effect of stamp act
sons of liberty
the effect of quartering act, declaratory, and townshend act
colonists restarted their boycotts
coercive act
first continental congress
second continental congress
declaration of independence
quartering act
required colonists to house british troops and supply them with food
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no chief executive:they thought that one person would act like king george : lack of leadership from central gov. no single leader for the gov.
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no national court system: fear of a centreal gov. with a court tha might be unfair to the rights of states
townshend act
british said a small indirect tax on glass, lead, paper, and tea.
declaratory act
has a right to tax and make decisions for the colonies
coercive act
restricted the colonists rights including the right to trial by jury.
intolerable act
colonists had to pay for all the lost tea and obey british rule.
boston tea party
colonists (sons of liberty) dressed up as indians and raided 3 british ships and dumped 340 chests of tea into the harbor
first continental congress
they demanded that king george 111 restore their rights but the king responded with force
second continental congress
meets only some of the delegates wanted independence. the others wil felt loyal to britain.
what was the effect of mercantilism and french and indian war
colonists boycott an the british repeal
effect of stamp act
sons of liberty
the effect of quartering act, declaratory, and townshend act
colonists restarted their boycotts
coercive act
first continental congress
second continental congress
declaration of independence
quartering act
required colonists to house british troops and supply them with food
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no chief executive:they thought that one person would act like king george : lack of leadership from central gov. no single leader for the gov.
name five weaknesses of the arcticles of confederation
no national court system: fear of a centreal gov. with a court tha might be unfair to the rights of states