Flashcards in Ch.4 Deck (22):
A group of people who have the power to make laws
Bill of rights
A written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect
The principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime.
Freedom of the press
The right of journalists to publish the truth without restriction or penalty
The publishing of statements that damage a persons reputation
A family that includes in addition to the parents and their children other members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins
Someone who learns a trade by working for someone in that trade for a certain period of time
The upper class of the colonial society
Made up of small planters, independent farmers, and artisans
Somebody who signed a contract to work from 4 to 10 years for anyone who would pay for his or her ocean passage to the Americas
A threeway trade between the colonies, the islands of the carribean, and Africa.
The belief that one race is superior on inferior to another
Strict laws that restricted the rights and activities of slaves.
A school supported by taxes
Schools that women opened in their homes to teach girls and boys to read and write
The first colonial poet
An enslaved African poet in Boston who first poem was published when she was 14
One of the best loved colonial writers. Started the Pennsylvania gazette
A Massachusetts preacher who lead the great awakening by calling on people to examine their lives and commit themselves to god
Rights that belong to every human being from birth
The belief that monarchs get their authority to rule directly from god