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democracy
The rule of the people in a society
aristocracy
A small group of nobles/land-owning families rule a government
monarchy
A person, who is a king or monarch, rules in a government absolutely or constitutionally
oligarchy
A government ruled by a few powerful people
Judaism
A monotheistic religion that teaches the responsiblities of personal choices and moral freedom
Christianity
A monothiestic religion that stresses equality of all people
Renaissance
A movement stressing classical culture
Islam
A monotheistic religion the stresses individual worth
Reformation
A religious reform movement of the 16th century that stressed that individuals should educate themselves
Common Law
Reflects the costoms & pricipals established over time and also became the basis of the basis of the legal system
Magna Carta
The first English document between the king and nobles, guaranteeing the rights of individuals
Due Process of Law
to have the law work in known, orderly ways, but kings may not punish his subjects.
Divine Right
monarchs were chosen by god and only responsible to god
Glorious Revolution
Atime period where the parliament had established its right to limit the Enlish monarch's power and gain control