The earliest known example of direct democracy was the Greek city-state of __________.
__________ - a government in which all citizens help make governmental decisions.
__________- a government in which the people chose leaders to make decisions.
A representative democracy is also know as a (an) __________.
__________ - 1215 document that theoretically limited the power of the English king.
The Magna Carta was signed in _________ A.D.
What document was signed in 1215 by King John of England?
England's (Great Britain's) legislature is called __________.
English Bill of Rights
__________ - the 1689 act of Parliament that further limited the power of future monarchs to interfere in elections, trials or the freedom of religion for protestants.
In the __________, Parliament removed King James II from the throne and passed the English Bill of Rights.
Petition of Right
The __________ (1628) was an act of Parliament that restricted the King's ability to tax without Parliamentary approval, to quarter soldiers in private homes, to arbitrarily imprison people, and to impose martial law during peacetime.
In his book Leviathan, Thomas __________ called for a strong ruler to protect people from each other.
consent of the governed
According to John Locke, the authority to govern comes from the __________.
__________ - called for a separation of governmental powers into three branches.
__________ - Enlightenment philosopher who claimed that all people were born with natural rights to life, liberty and property.
life, liberty, and property
John Locke believed that the government should protect the people's natural rights, which included __________.
According to John Locke, citizens or subjects of any government had the right to __________ that government if it failed to protect their natural rights.
According to John Locke, citizens or subjects of any government had the right to overthrow that government if it failed to protect their __________.
John Locke's ideas about government influenced __________ as he was writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence.
The __________ was a European intellectual movement in the 18th century that (among other things) questioned the traditional authority of aristocrats and monarchs.
separation of powers
Baron de Montesquieu believed that government should be divided into three branches. He thought that by having a __________, no one branch of government could gain too much power and become tyrannical.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau believed that communities were best governed by the general will -- in other words, by __________.
__________ - an implied agreement among the people of an organized society that defines the rights, duties, and limitations of the governed and the government (from civics360.org).
Basically a promise to work together for the good of the group, 41 Pilgrims aboard a ship bound for America signed what document in 1620?
The first permanent English settlement in North America was __________.
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Political philosophies that shaped the
development of United States constitutional government.