Presentation on theme: "Government The group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state, etc."— Presentation transcript:
1 GovernmentThe group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state, etc.
2 ColonyA country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
3 1607-1770 – American colonists begin developing their beliefs about the proper form of government.
4 Protected Rightsbasic human rights that the government must respect.
5 Representative Legislature the group of people who make laws and decisions and who are chosen by the public
6 Magna Carta Magna Carta means Great Charter Signed by King John on June 15,
7 Magna CartaGave English people protection against unjust treatment or punishmentSaid all English people, even kings and queens, had to follow the law
8 Representative Government A system by which people elect delegates to make laws and conduct government
9 English Bill of Rights 1689 Set limit on King’s powers King could not change Parliament’s laws, create taxes, or raise an army without Parliament’s permissionMembers of Parliament were to be elected by the public
10 English Bill of RightsCitizens of England have right to trial by jury in court casesCruel and unusual punishments banned
11 Town Meetings people discussed local issues at town meetings. Local governments that passed local laws were created in these meetings.
12 Who participated in colonial government? White men who owned property
13 Who could not participate in colonial government? WomenIndentured servantsPoor men who did not own propertyAfrican Americans (free or slaves)