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enlightment

people started using science to find how things wor

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Declaration of Independece

Americas letter telling England were starting our own country

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Natural rights

life, Liberty property

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social contract

governments are created to protect natural rights

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sovereignty

the right to rule

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popular sovereignty

the right to rule comes from the people

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grievance

a reason for a complaint

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Northwest ordinance

document created to govern a northwest territory

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territory

a piece of land controlled by the US but not a state

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Northwest territory

big piece of land US acquried after the revolution

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bill of rights

list of rights for the US

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amendment

a change to a written document

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13th amendment

ended slavery

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constitution

a list of what the government can and cant do

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democracy

government run by the people

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republic

democracy where elected officials make decisions on behalf the people

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republicanism

represenative democracy

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monarcy

run by a king or queen

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articals of confederation

americas first constitution

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provision

a condition or requirement in a legal document

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legislate

make laws

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federal government

national government

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federalism

national and state governments share power

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federalist

support US constitution

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anti-federalist

dont support US constitution

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magna carta

document from 1215

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english bill of rights

one basis for bill of rights

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precedent

a way of doing things the way they did it in the past

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infringement

violation of rights or laws

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quartering act of 1765

provide housing for solders

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massachusetts government act

limited colonist right to assemble

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due process

government takes all the right steps before finning

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ratify

accept or adopt