MDJH 8th Grade Vocabulary
created by McAteer
Terms in this set (58)
Participating in or being involved in government
Crop grown to be sold for money, not personal use
The investigation of unknown regions
A time period in history
The buying and selling of items
When a group of people leave their home country and go to a new land to form a community still connected to the parent nation
Has to do with being around people like friends and classmates.
Believing in and serving God
Has to do with money. Buying, selling and earning
A period of 100 years
When you follow what more than 50% of a group agrees to
To start or establish something
Economic system where individuals and companies are free to make a profit with limited government control.
The part of government that makes our rules and laws
Goods brought into a country, usually to sell
Goods sent out of a country, usually to sell
Government run by the people themselves
System of government in which we are represented by people that we choose, usually by election.
Large farms to grow cash crops using slave labor
An agreement or contract that people agree to follow
To announce or declare something
The power to change something
Distant territories under the control of a parent nation
Someone who owes money to someone else
Accepting people who are different in their race, beliefs, religion, or culture
Dutch settlement established on Manhattan. Renamed New York under British rule.
Movement from one country or place to another
An area that shares common characteristics
A revival of religious feeling in the American colonies during the 1730s and 1740s.
"Great Charter"; a document guaranteeing basic political rights in England, approved by King John in 1215.
Colonies forced to supply raw materials to home country and also purchase manufactured goods from home country.
To gain something like land or possessions. Usually by your own effort
A tax collected by law from the government
A law or ruling by the government
To surround an area with ships or troops in order to cut off their ability to get supplies in or out
(verb) To produce currency by stamping metal coins or printing paper money
An American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution against the British
An American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution
Any written item (a book, article or letter) Usually considered a document if it is of a factual or informative nature.
A formal announcement from a government
Rights that the government cannot take away, based on John Locke's idea of natural rights.
A complaint or resentment, against an unjust or unfair act.
To re-state or express the same details in a shorter form.
A short article or essay (less than 80 pages) on some subject of contemporary interest.
A person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
Obligations of citizens to be active, peaceful, loyal and supportive to the community.
A passage or quotation from a book, document, or film.
The act of growing
Formal agreement between two or more governments for peace or trade.
When nations or countries agree to work together for a common goal
Settling of an argument where each side gives up some claims and agrees to some demands of the other.
The branch of government in which courts decide if laws follow the Constitution or not
1. Complete independence and self government.
2. A nation that rules itself independent of foreign interference
A written change in or addition to a document.
Consent (of the governed)
Idea that the people willingly give some of their power to the government for the common good.
A meeting of representatives for discussion and action on matters of common concern.
To officially approve a law
The branch of government that is responsible for enforcing the laws.