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Unit 1 COLONIAL AND GOVERNMENT VOCABULARY
Subject Under the rule of the monarch
Government The people and institutions with authority to make and enforce the laws and manage disputes about laws.
Self-Sufficient Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent.
Indentured Servant Men and women who sold their labor in exchange for the cost of the trip from Europe to the colonies.
Founders The founders were the political leaders of the colonies. They helped to create the state governments, and their ideas influenced the writing of the Constitution.
State of Nature A condition in which no governments or laws existed at all
Natural Rights Being human means you have the right to life, liberty, and property.
Consent Approve something or allow something to take place.
Social Contract People set up the government and give it power to protect their own rights.
Purpose of Government To protect those natural rights that the individual cannot effectively protect in a state of nature.
Aristocrat Wealthy upper class
Republic Country that has a government in which power is held by the people who elect representatives
Delegate Entrust power to elected leaders to represent them and to serve their interests
Common Good Good for the community as a whole.
Representative A person elected to act and speak for others.
Faction Interest groups
Higher Law Set of laws that establish and limit the power of government
Civic Virtue Citizens and their leaders were willing to set aside their private interests and personal concerns for the common good.
Private Domain Part of a person’s life that is not the business of government
Constitution A legal framework for government. It tells how a government is organized and run.
constitutional government Limited power of the people or group running the government
autocratic or dictatorial government A government with unlimited power
Monarchy Form of government in which political power is held by a single ruler such as a king or queen
Bill A proposed law that must be signed by the president to become a law.
Checks and balances A phrase that means the powers of the different branches of government are limited
Legislative branch Has the power to make laws
Executive branch Has the power to carry out and enforce the laws
judicial branch Has the power to manage conflicts about the meaning, application and enforcement of the laws.
separation of powers Full power is not given to any one branch of government, instead it is divided into three separate branches.
Unit One Vocabulary Review
We The People Unit One Vocabulary
What is Constitutional government?. Key terms from last class What is a republican government? What is common good? What is civic virtue?
The Impact of the U.S. Constitution
Chapter 5 Vocabulary.
CIVICS and GOVERNMENT VOCABULARY
Federal Government Vocabulary 1.Constitution 2.Amendment 3.Bill of Rights 4.Individual Rights 5.Federalism 6.Popular Sovereignty 7.Limited Government 8.Checks.
Unit 2: Government Vocabulary Review. The law making branch of government 1) Legislature 2) Executive 3) Judicial.
Lesson Three: What is a republican government?
Principles of Government
Founders and Framers Unit 1. Thurs. 9/1 Framers and Founders p. 13 DO NOW: –When was a time when someone who had authority took away one of your natural.
P Type in your answers…. Number one is completed for you!
Civics The study of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizen a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled.
7 Basic Principles of the Constitution. 1. Popular Sovereignty All Power is held by the People The power to govern is given through the Constitution (Social.
AP GOVERNMENT Foundations of Government. What is Government? Set of institutions that establish public policy Many different types and characteristics.
Ben Franklin ( ) From 1764 to 1775 Franklin lived in England as agent for Pennsylvania.
1.QUESTION EVERYTHING THE MEDIA REPORTS 2.IF IT’S ON THE NET, IT CAN BE FALSE 2.IF IT’S ON THE NET, IT CAN BE FALSE 3.HAVE A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF LOCKE.
Where does American government really begin?. The Greeks Greece was divided into small city- states, which included the cities and surrounding lands.
Government What is a government & how does it work?
Government & Economics Review Round I. $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400.
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