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13 Cards in this Set

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Balance of Trade
either a surplus or a deficit depending on how much a nation sells to and buys from other nations [comparisson of imports and exports]
The idea that a ruler has absolute and unlimited power as well as seeking to control all aspects of society
18th century European movement in which thinkers attempted to apply the principles of reason and the scientific method to all aspects of society, question authority
a Philosophy based on the idea that nothing can be known for certain
a system of departments and agencies formed to carry out the work of government
an independent nation of people having a common culture and identity
an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought. (surplus)
The idea that laws could limit the power of the ruler
Calvin’s followers in France, had religious wars with Catholics in France until 1598 when Henry of Navarre declared that they could live peacefully in France
Edict of Nantes
1598 declaration made by Henry of Navarre allowing the Huguenots to live in peace in France as well as set up houses of worship in some French cites
Natural Rights
the rights that all people are born with-according to John Locke, the rights of life, liberty, and property
Social Contract
the agreement by which people define and limit their individual rights, thus creating an organized society or government
The belief that the monarchy possessed certain rights over the catholic church in France, irrespective of papal powers