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Humanities 5th grade

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liberty
freedom
constitution
basic principles and laws of a state or nation
delegates
people who represent other people
parliament
the lawmaking body of British government
deliberation
thinking about or discusing something carefully
conferderation
league of the 13 original states
articles of confederation
this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage
republic
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting
democracy
government that gets its power from the people
continental congress
1st central government of the states
george mason
American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
quill pen
a hollow shaft of feather dipped in ink and used for writing
gentry
rulling upper class
bigotry
the intolerance devoted to ones own opinons and prejudice
tenet
belief` or principle held to be true
dictates
commands
surveyor
a person who measures the boundaries of land
piedmont
foothills at the base of a mountain
sphere of influence
the area or region of political influence
legacy
what someone leaves behind and is remembered for
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
thomas jefferson
Virginian, architect, author, governor, and president. Lived at Monticello. Wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second governor of Virgina. Third president of the United States. Designed the buildings of the University of Virginia, and author of the virginia statue of religous freedom
monticello
name of the home of Thomas Jefferson means little mountain
williamsburg
colonial capital of the Virginia colony
toddie
Hot drink of liquor (usually rum), water sugar,and spices
democratic-republic
a government in which citizens elect representatives to run the government
quaker
religous sect prominet in PA
constitutional convention
meeting of delegates in 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution