Humanities 5th grade

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liberty

freedom

constitution

basic principles and laws of a state or nation

delegates

people who represent other people

parliament

the lawmaking body of British government

deliberation

thinking about or discusing something carefully

conferderation

league of the 13 original states

articles of confederation

this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage

republic

A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting

democracy

government that gets its power from the people

continental congress

1st central government of the states

george mason

American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)

quill pen

a hollow shaft of feather dipped in ink and used for writing

gentry

rulling upper class

bigotry

the intolerance devoted to ones own opinons and prejudice

tenet

belief` or principle held to be true

dictates

commands

surveyor

a person who measures the boundaries of land

piedmont

foothills at the base of a mountain

sphere of influence

the area or region of political influence

legacy

what someone leaves behind and is remembered for

epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

thomas jefferson

Virginian, architect, author, governor, and president. Lived at Monticello. Wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second governor of Virgina. Third president of the United States. Designed the buildings of the University of Virginia, and author of the virginia statue of religous freedom

monticello

name of the home of Thomas Jefferson means little mountain

williamsburg

colonial capital of the Virginia colony

toddie

Hot drink of liquor (usually rum), water sugar,and spices

democratic-republic

a government in which citizens elect representatives to run the government

quaker

religous sect prominet in PA

constitutional convention

meeting of delegates in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution

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