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Magna Carter/Great Charter
agreement that gave rights to people of England and limited the power of their monarch
an agreement written by pilgrims in 1620 that created rules and a direct democracy for the new colony
an agreement signed in the Mayflower Compact which stated that all adult males could vote and that majority would rule
House of Burgesses
a lawamaking body which marked the beginning of representative self-government in Virginia
a political theory that individuals have basic rights given to them by nature or God that no individual or government can deny
1st Continental Congress
September 5 to October 26, 1774, to petition the British government for a redress of grievances
2nd Continental Congress
May 10, 1775, to 1789, which issued the Declaration of Independence and established the Articles of Confederation
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