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Civics

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Puritans
religious dissenter who cam to the colonies to purify, or reform, the Angelican Church
Merchantilism
the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries, than it buys
indentured servent
workers wwho contracted with american colonists for food and shelter in return for their labor
patriotism
the love for ones country
popular sovereignty
the notion that the power lies with the people
Civics
the study of the rights and duties of citizens
Social contract
an agreement among people in a society with a government
Parliament
the legislature of England
citizenship
rights and duties of members of a state
deport
to send an alien or immigrant back to his or her own country
precedent
a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
natural rights
freedoms people possess relating to life, liberty, and property
triangular trade
pattern of trade that developed in colonial times among the Americans, Africa, and Europe
value
the general principles or beliefa people use to make judgements and decisions
Citizens
community member who owes loyalty to the government and is entitled protection from it
Melting pot
a symbol for the US because it contains different cultures and religions
plantation
a large estate, depending upon slave labor
Seperation of Powers
the split of authority among the legislature, executive, and judicial branches
Magna Carta
great charter- limited the power of the monarch by gauranteeing that no one would be above the law, not even a king or queen
Common law
made by judges in the process of resolving cases, a system based on precedent
immigration
moving to a foreign country
Legislature
a lawmaking body
delegates
representatives

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