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AMERICA: THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION CHAPTER 4 VOCABULARY

AMERICA: THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION CHAPTER 4 VOCABULARY
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Legislature
A group of nobles who have power to make laws.
Bill of Rights
A written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect.
Habeas Corpus
Principle that a person cannot be held in prison without first being charged with a specific crime.
Freedom of Press
The right of journalists to publish the truth with out being punished.
Libel
The punishing of statements that wreak a person's reputation.
Extended Family
A family that includes, in addition to the parents and their children, other members such as the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Apprentice
Someone who learns trade by working for someone in that trade for a period of time.
Gentry
Upper class people.
Middle Class
Was made up of small planters, independent farmers, and artisans.
Indentured Servants
Signed a contract to work from four to ten years in the colonies for anyone who would pay his or her ocean passage to the Americas.
Triangular
A three-way trade between the colonies, the islands of the Caribbeans .
Racism
The belief that one race is superior or inferior to another.
Slave Codes
Strict laws that restricted the rights and activities of slaves.
Public School
A school supported by taxes and private money.
Dame School
Schools that women opened in their hoses to teach boys and girls to read and rite.
Anne Bradstreet
The first colonel African-American poet who's first book was published at the age 14.
Phillis Wheatly
Another enslaved poet.
Benjamin Franklin
A colonel writer, investor, developer, and poet.
Jonathon Edwards
powerful preacher during Great Awakening, his message was of hell and an angry God. 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
Natural Rights
Is the rights that belong to every human being has from birth.
Divine Rights
The belief that monarchs are given the authority to rule directly from God.
Separation of Powers
Division of powers of government into 3 branches.