Two philosophers from the ____ greatly influenced our form of government.
John Locke believed in ______ _____ including life, liberty and property.
separation of powers
Montesquieu believed in __ __ __such as our three branches of government.
The ___ ___ was a religious movement that spread through the colonies.
During the Great Awakening colonists began asking for more ___ ___, independence and democracy.
America borrowed the idea of ____ from Greece.
America borrowed the idea of a _______ form of government from Rome
To limit the king's power, the English nobles required King John to sign the _____ _____.
monarchs or kings
The Magna Carta states that ________ have to obey the laws too.
English Bill of Rights
The ____ __ ___ _____ was created to limit the power of the monarch and led to the idea of sharing power between the King and the English Parliament.
Thomas Jefferson's Virginia's Statue for _______ Freedom
Virginia's Statue for Religious Freedom said that people should not be forced to follow a particular religion, contribute ____ to a particular religion or be punished for a particular religious belief.
Thomas Paine's political pamphlet ____ ____ convinced many colonists to join the fight for independence from England.
No taxation without ____ was a colonial response to the taxes being forced on them to pay off Britains' war debt.
The ____ ____ was an early attempt at self-government by the colonists.
An agreement by the people to set up a government and obey its laws is called a ___ ____.
_____ _____ is the idea that political power belongs to the people and government will follow the desires of the people
The ___ ___ were passed by the English Parliament in support of mercantilism, which is a system of creating and maintaining wealth through controlled trade.
The ___ ___ was the first attempt by the Parliament to directly tax the colonists and led to protests including the Boston Massacre.
After dealing with Britain, American colonists wanted a _____ central government.