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suggested that the sun, not Earth, was the center of our solar system (heliocentric)
Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars
prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the Russian empire (1729-1796)
A systematic approach used in scientific study that typically includes observation, a hypothesis, experiments, data analysis, and a conclusion
separation of powers
the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government
elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
French & Indian War (Seven Years' War)
The fourth war between the French and English in which both sides were aided by Indians. The Seven Years War was the continuation and intensification of the French and Indian War.1756-1763
a tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American colonies
Boston Tea Party
protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped british tea into boston harbor
First and Second Continental Congresses
'''First'''- Set up a boycott on British goods and set up for second continental congress. '''Second'''- adopted the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
checks and balances
each branch of the national government can check the actions of the other two branches
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