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Historic Terms (TAKS Objective 1)

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Political issues
Issues related to government, conflict resolution and decision-making for a group of people.
Economic issues
Issues related to money, taxes, and production of goods and services.
Social issues
Issues related to culture, work, lifestyle...
Domestic
Having to do with one's own homeland (U.S)
International
Involving other countries
Era
A historic period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic
13 Colonies
Original east coast areas settled by Great Britain/England beginning in 1607 that became the original 13 states.
Colonists
People who settle and live in a colony
Taxation
Gov't process of charging a fee on goods products, people and/or activities.
Grievances
Complaints
Consent of the governed
Idea that people give government its power through the "...just consent of the governed" as stated in the Declaration
[Naval] blockade
To cut off supplies; a military and economic tool used to force a nation or area to suffer shortages and to give up fighting; called naval when ships are used
Great Britain (England)
The "mother country" for the 13 colonies; country we fought against for the independence of the United States.
Republic
A government that elects its leaders
Representative Democracy
Government that votes for representatives who serve in the government to make and enforce law and in the best interest of the people; the U.S. has a representative democracy; another term used for representative democracy is republic.