unit1 vocab - Civics book
the political leaders of the thirtee original colonies. Key figures in the Establishment of the United States
The people and institutions with authority to make and enforce laws and manage disputes about laws.
laborer who agreed to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America
able to provide there own needs
a person who owes allegiance to a government or ruler
to approve of something or allow something to take place
Life, liberty and property
purpose of government
to protect those natural rights that the individual cannot effectively protect in a state of nature
an agreement between a people and their government, stating that people would give up some of their freedom and in return, their government would provide them with peace, security, and order
state of nature
a condition in which no governments or laws existed at all
wealthy upper class
both citizens and their leaders were willing to set aside their private interests and personal concerns for the common good
the good of a community
a person appointed to act on behalf of others; a representative; to assign or entrust to another
a form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives.
a person elected to act or speak for others
The type of government where we must elect people to make decision for the entire society.
A form of government in which the people select representatives to govern them and make laws.
type of government in which the citizens have the power to govern