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Age of Discovery
The period when Europeans ships were traveling looking for new trading routes
Colony
A territory under the control of a state; the state controls the area.
Mercantilism
The wealth of a nation depends on the capital(money) and natural resources
Absolute Authority
One person has complete control over what happens in a country; total control
Limited Monarchy
The king's power is limited by the government
Parliament
A group of people who discuss matters of a country and has the power to make laws
Puritan
People during the 16th century in England who wanted to have a pure form of worship.
Constitution
A written document that has the rules and laws of a government.
Restoration
A time in the 16th century in Britain when King Charles brought back the monarchy in England
Enlightenment
A period when new knowledge and vision came about when studying the universe in Europe.
Reason
Intelligent thinking
Secularism
The belief that certain things should be seperated from the church or religion. For example, laws
Individualism
When people believe each person should have the right to their own political, social, and religious belief
Guillotine
A machine used to cut off the heads of people in 16th century England.
Reign of Terror
A period in European history when over 1000 people had their head cut off by the Guillotine.
Balance of Power
Governments check up on other areas of government to make sure no one has too much power.
Reactionaries
The people who wanted to return to the rights of the Catholic Church after the protestants left the church