Unit 1.1 EOC Review PBJ
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Man who established the idea of separation of powers and checks and balances.
What idea did John Locke create that said everyone is born with certain unalienable rights that are life, liberty, and property?
What is the belief that people give up rights to the government and in return get protection?
Social Contract (John Locke)
What document established trial by jury, outlawed cruel and unusual punishment, guaranteed other rights?
English Bill of Rights
What was the first document to limit the powers of the king?
What was the first document to establish self-government in the colonies?
What was the document that encouraged colonists to cut ties with England?
Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
What is the term that means you the citizens control their own government?
What document did we see John Locke's ideas of Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness included in?
Declaration of Independence
What is an official approval or agreement?
Taxation without representation; individual rights
What does it mean to quarter?
How did the colonists respond to the Stamp Act
boycotting British goods
What was the colonists response to the Tea Act?
Boston Tea Party
Which historic document expressed the colonists desire to overthrow the king of England and begin their own government?
Declaration of Independence
"All men are created equal with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Which of John Locke's ideas does this express?
"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it..." Which of John Locke's ideas does this express?
Consent of the governed; social contract
What is cruel and oppressive government or rule?
What was the first form of government for America?
Articles of Confederation
Why did the founding fathers choose the Articles of Confederation as the first government for the new United States?
They were afraid of a central government with too much power.
A system of government where the states give power to the central government.
What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
1. Weak: Congress had no power to enforce laws.
2. Broke: Congress could not enforce taxes.
3. Arguing: Trade wars
4. No court system to settle fights among states.
5. No central leader or president.
What was the protest by Massachusetts farmers over tax collections that showed it was time to change the Articles of Confederation?
Meeting where it was decided to replace the Articles of Confederation with a new U.S. Constitution.
How did the new U.S. Constitution fix the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
1. Stronger federal government.
2. Congress can levy taxes
3. Federal government is supreme over states.
4. National Court System
5. Executive Branch; president
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