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Expansion, Absolutism & Effects Test Vocabulary

Absolute Monarchy
is system of government where the ruler determines policy without consulting either the people or their representatives.
instrument used for navigation, which includes a magnetized piece of metal that points to the north.
an instrument used to measure the altitude.
distance from north to south of the equator.
long ships used for European coastal trade.
Commercial Revolution
changes and development in the European economy, which improved ways of doing business from 1400-1750.
Joint-Stock Company
business organization that raised money by selling investors stock, or shares, in the company.
economic theory stating that there is a fixed amount of wealth in the world and that in order to receive a large share, one country has to take some wealth away from another country.
Favorable Balance of Trade
situation that exists when a country sells more goods than it buys from a foreign country.
import taxes on foreign goods.
government grants of money.
Treaty of Tordesilles
an agreement between Spain and Portugal dividing all newly discovered lands from 1494.
Triangular Trade
system of trade involving three stages, one in Europe, one in Africa, and one in the new world, taking place in the Atlantic Ocean.
Middle Passage
second stage of the triangular trade system, which involved the shipping of slaves across the Atlantic Ocean to America.
representatives of the Spanish monarch in Spain's colonial empire.
Guerrilla Warfare
military technique relying on a swift in sudden attacks by small bands of soldiers.
Tax Farming
selling the right to collect taxes to private individuals called tax farmers.
regional administrators of a French province.
Divine Right of The King
belief that God appoints certain individuals to govern.
Balance of Power
principle of maintaining equilibrium in international politics.
Habeas Corpus
legal right protecting individuals from being arrest and imprisonment without justification.
Toleration Act
an act of the British parliament, granting some religious freedom to non-Anglican Protestants, in 1689.
leaders of the English Parliament who acted as advisers to the monarch.
Prime Minister
the head of government in Great Britain.
Limited Constitutional Monarchy
government led by a monarch whose powers were limited by a constitution, and who was required to consult Parliament.