8th Grade Review

Great Awakening
It was a revival of religious importance in the 17th century. It undermined older clergy, created schisms, increased compositeness of churches, and encouraged missionary work, led to the founding new schools. It was first spontaneous movement of the American people (broke sectional boundaries and denominational lines).
Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
U.S. Constitution
The government of the United States. A set of principles (guidelines) that describe the duties and powers of the government.
Articles of Confederation
a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states
form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority
John Locke
English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)