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absolute monarchy

a political system in which a ruler is determined by hereditary


a term describing a state of political and social disorder due to absence of gorvernmental control


a form of political organization in which states combine for certain purposes, retaining their individual sovereinty

constitutional monarchy

a systen in which a ruler is determined by hereditary, but their power is limited due to a constitution


term used to describe a system in which the people rule


a system in which one person rules with absolute power

enlightened despot

an absolute ruler who exercises his power for the benefit of the people


system characterized by right wing nationalists heirarchal structure opposed to democracy


system where government is run by a few people of power and typically do not represent the majority

political system

the set of formal legal institutions that constitute a "state" or "government"

pure democracy

a political system with power of the people instead of any representatives


a system in which power is vessed in representatives selected by means of popular competetive election


a political system in which the party rules with authority


a form of government that permits no individual freedom


colony: founded to gain religious freedom, wealth, and trade.

new hampshire

colony: founded by captain john mason and created to set up a fishing colony

new york

colony: origionally new netherland/new amsterdam. founded by dutch settlers

rhode island

colony: formed for religious freedom, separation of church and state.


colony: founded by people in search of freedom from massachusetts

new jersey

colony: formed by friends of duke of york. promised government and religious freedom.


colony: founded by william penn for freedom of religion and to protect quakers.


colony:origionally part of pennsylvania; goverened by them until the revolution


colony: founded by lord baltimore for a refuge for roman catholics.


colony: opportunity for wealth, convert natives to christianity

north and south carolina

colony: virginia colonists moved here (both colonies)


colony: founded by james oglethorpe as a new start for criminals and a barriar from spanish territory.

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