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roots of american democracy
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What was the first step in the English guaranteeing their rights?
first step was forcing king john to sign the magna carta
what did the king agree to when he signed this document?
he agreed to obey the laws of the land
What were 6 things the magna carta guaranteed to englishmen?
guaranteed english political and civil liberties
limited king's power
property could not be seized by king or officials
they could not be put ontrial based only on an official's word
could be punished only by a jury of peers(same social rank)
they couldnt be taxed unless a council prominent agreed
what was one important right that expanded the magna carta
the right to elect representatives to government
what was the colonists' model for a representative government
Explain the two houses of parliament
members of the house of commons(elected)
members of the house of lords(nonelected)
why was self goverment allowed in america?
because the king the king and parliament were too far away to manage every detail
what did all the colonists form? what was this a smaller version of? which one was first? what did they do?
colonists formed their own assemblies
smaller versions of the house of commons
virginias house of burgesses first
imposed taxes and managed colonies
why was the relationship between the assemblies and parliament rather awkward?
even though parliament granted colonists some self government, it still had ultimate authority
What did the colonists object to do?What caused conflicts in the colonies?
colonists disliked laws of parliament passed without their consent and when the king appointed royal governors to rule some colonies on his behalf
How did the colony of massachusetts justify disobeying the navigation acts?
england had no right to make laws for them
What did King Charles do?
canceled their charter?
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