chapter 1 vocab

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all vocab words from chapter one

community

the people living together in an area; a group of people who have a common interest

government

laws and customs people live by

combination

a grouping of people; things or ideas that are joined together for a special reason

custom

a common practice observed by many people

complicated

difficult

colonist

person who lives in a new land but keeps ties with the home country

consider

to examine or think over carefully

political

have to do with government or the actions of a government

ancient

many years ago; belonging to early history

democracy

a form of government in which citizens take part

dictator

a person ruling with total control and power

revolt

to take a stand against a government or a cause

assembly

a group gathered to discuss and pass laws

representative

a government in which citizens elect people to speak and act for them

republic

a government in which citizens elect people to speak and act for them

consul

leader

appoint

to name or choose a person for an office, but not by election

senate

a governing body that makes rules and laws

veto

the power of a person or group of people to reject or forbid a rule or law

monarchy

rule by a royal family

generation

the people in each stage or step in a family's history

decision

act of making up one's mind; judgement

lawsuit

a question or case decided in a court of law

jury

a group of citizens chosen in a court to listen to both sides in a case and to make a decision

magna carta

great charter; a document that grants rights

charter

written agreement

parliament

a legislative body in england and some other countries

legislature

a group of people in a country or state with power to make laws

petition

a written document or legal paper asking for a right or benefit from a ruler

dishonest

not truthful; lying

govern

rule

conflict

fight, battle

natural rights

rights of people such as life, liberty, and property

liberty

freedom

contract

an agreement made by two or more persons

loyal

faithful; true to a country or belief

national

having to do with the whole country or nation

religious

having to do with church practices

strict

stern; not changing

constitution

a plan for government

publish

to print information, such as newspapers, magazines, or books

press

newspapers, magazines, and the people who work for them

criticize

to put down or find fault with

interfere

to meddle in the business of others

pamphlet

a printed paper

legal document

an official paper having to do with rules and laws

minutemen

a group of armed men who fought in the revolutionary war

organize

to arrange or set up a group effort

grievance

a complaint

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