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Chapter 2 Colonial Government & The American Revolution
Terms in this set (30)
KING had all the power, colonies very little
A document that gives the holder the right to organize settlements in an area
a volunteer army
Member of a militia during the American Revolution who could be ready to fight in sixty seconds
A government tax on imports or exports to protect American businesses
A refusal to buy or use goods and services.
Purpose was to revise the AOC
Created the U.S. Constitution!
This political revolution began with the Declaration of Independence in 1776 where American colonists sought to balance the power between government and the people and protect the rights of citizens in a democracy.
Declaration of Independence
Colonies declared Independence from Britain.
The legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution
A person who is chosen or elected to represent a person or group
The original 13 British Colonies in North America: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
A single-chamber legislature
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
The idea that certain restrictions should be placed on government to protect the natural rights of citizens.
a system by which people elect delegates to make laws and conduct government for them
English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
"Father of the Constitution," Federalist leader, and fourth President of the United States.
Compromise made by Constitutional Convention in which states would have equal representation in one house of the legislature and representation based on population in the other house
states got a number of representatives in Congress based on their population, House of Representatives
New Jersey Plan
equal representation of each state in Congress regardless of the state's population.,
Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise)
Compromise where the House of Representatives was based on state population and the Senate with two members for each state
the decision at the Constitutional convention to count slaves as 3/5 of a person for the purpose of deciding the population and determining how many seats each state would have in Congress
U.S. Constitution (1787)
the Supreme Law of the Land.
Shay's Rebellion (1786)
Showed the AOC was NOT working
Army formed in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress and led by General George Washington
Beginning of the DOI and Constitution
List of wrongs by the King in the DOI
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