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chapter 1 vocab

all vocab words from chapter one
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community
the people living together in an area; a group of people who have a common interest
government
laws and customs people live by
combination
a grouping of people; things or ideas that are joined together for a special reason
custom
a common practice observed by many people
complicated
difficult
colonist
person who lives in a new land but keeps ties with the home country
consider
to examine or think over carefully
political
have to do with government or the actions of a government
ancient
many years ago; belonging to early history
democracy
a form of government in which citizens take part
dictator
a person ruling with total control and power
revolt
to take a stand against a government or a cause
assembly
a group gathered to discuss and pass laws
representative
a government in which citizens elect people to speak and act for them
republic
a government in which citizens elect people to speak and act for them
consul
leader
appoint
to name or choose a person for an office, but not by election
senate
a governing body that makes rules and laws
veto
the power of a person or group of people to reject or forbid a rule or law
monarchy
rule by a royal family
generation
the people in each stage or step in a family's history
decision
act of making up one's mind; judgement
lawsuit
a question or case decided in a court of law
jury
a group of citizens chosen in a court to listen to both sides in a case and to make a decision
magna carta
great charter; a document that grants rights
charter
written agreement
parliament
a legislative body in england and some other countries
legislature
a group of people in a country or state with power to make laws
petition
a written document or legal paper asking for a right or benefit from a ruler
dishonest
not truthful; lying
govern
rule
conflict
fight, battle
natural rights
rights of people such as life, liberty, and property
liberty
freedom
contract
an agreement made by two or more persons
loyal
faithful; true to a country or belief
national
having to do with the whole country or nation
religious
having to do with church practices
strict
stern; not changing
constitution
a plan for government
publish
to print information, such as newspapers, magazines, or books
press
newspapers, magazines, and the people who work for them
criticize
to put down or find fault with
interfere
to meddle in the business of others
pamphlet
a printed paper
legal document
an official paper having to do with rules and laws
minutemen
a group of armed men who fought in the revolutionary war
organize
to arrange or set up a group effort
grievance
a complaint