the power to make and frame public polocies
power of the President of the United States, delegated or implied by the Constitution, to implement and enforce laws.
the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes that arise within the society
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
a politically organized body of people under a single government
the lawmaking body of British government in 1300's
group of people who make laws for a state or country
A Quaker that founded Pennsylvania to establish a place where his people and others could live in peace and be free from persecution.
This document, signed by King John of Endland in 1215, is the cornerstone of English justice and law. It declared that the king and government were bound by the same laws as other citizens of England. It contained the antecedents of the ideas of due process and the right to a fair and speedy trial that are included in the protection offered by the U.S. Bill of Rights
king henry III
King after John who started legislature and parliament in England
and unwritten system of law based on precedent
the mayflower compact
an agreement by those on the Mayflower to make and obey laws for their colony; this was the first self-rule by American colonists
agreement or contract made among a group of people
theory that country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
Man who founded Rhode Island to escape religious intolerance from of the puritans. In Rhode Island, there was freedom of religion.
King George III
King of England during revolutionary war who passed unfair taxes and acts on colonists and was stubborn and not a good ruler towards colonists
to join with others in refusing to buy from or deal with a person, nation, or business
to reverse or cancel an existing law or regulation
A person who is chosen or elected to represent a person or group
1st continental congress
September 1774, 12 delegates met in Philly to discuss the Intolerable Acts, only Georgia did not attend. The result was a boycott on all British goods, stop exporting goods to Britain, and they urged each colony to set up and train it's own militia.
2nd continental congress
Congress of American leaders which first met in 1775, declared independence in 1776, and helped lead the United States during the Revolution, also responsible for declaration of independence
freedom from control or influence of another or others
The Declaration of Independence
document written by mainly thomas jefferson that stated the reasons why the colonists were separating from britain and becoming an independent nation. Stated the faults of king george III and british parliament
He was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States.
a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies
group of individuals who band together for a common purpose
this conflict in Massachusetts caused many to criticize the Articles of Confederation and admit the weak central government was not working; uprising led by Daniel Shays in an effort to prevent courts from foreclosing on the farms of those who could not pay the taxes
july 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence approved
august 2, 1776
declaration was officially signed
tinker v. des moines school district
The supreme court ruled that high school students had the right to wear black armbands protesting the Vietnam War on school grounds (1969): School Speech