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Glossary of Chapter 1 AGS United States Government

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Government
Laws and Customs people live by
colonist
person who settles in a new country
Democracy
rule by the people
veto
reject or forbid a rule or law
dictator
person who rules wiht total control
Senate
a governing body that make rules and laws
Jury
citizens in court wholisten to both sides and decide verdict
Monarchy
rule by a royal family
constitution
A plan for government
Puritan
A member of a reigious group
Stamp Act
Taxes on American on papers, phamphlets and playig cards
Minutemen
armed men who fought in the Revolutionary War
Magna Carta
Limited the power of the King
The Second Continental Congress
ran the government during the Revolutionary War
Declaration of Independence
Listed the grievances against the king

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