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satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability
an upper class whose wealth is based on land and whose power is passed on from one generation to another
a set of rigid social categories that determined not only a person's occupation and economic potential, but also his or her position in society
a camp where prisoners of war, political prisoners, or members of minority groups are confined, typically under harsh conditions
a series of military expeditions by Christian Europe to regain the Holy Land from the Muslims
Divine Right of Kings
the idea that kings receive their power from God and are responsible only to God
a political and social system that developed during the Middle Ages; nobles offered protection and land in return for service
a written code that limited the power of the English monarchy for the first time; also called the Great Charter
the middle portion of the triangular trade that brought African slaves to the Americas
the unique cultural identity of a people based on common language, religion, and national symbols
the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
a period in European history of the rebirth of learning based on the knowledge of ancient Roman and Greek learning; mainly in art, philosophy, invention, exploration and religious reform
a system in which society, usually in the form of the government, owns and controls the means of production
a government that aims to control the political, economic, social, intellectual, and cultural lives of its citizens
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