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Principles of American Democracy Vocabulary

Olivia Miller

Use the Vocabulary Menu to complete the vocabulary for this unit. for Ms. Stevens class civics and economics

Word Bank
awakening, charter, colony, common, discontent, dissenters, enlightenment, first, inalienable, independence, intolerable/coercive, justice, liberty, limited, mercantilism, natural, popular, puritans, repealed, salutary neglect, second, servants, townshend


3.an unofficial and long-lasting 17th- & 18th-century British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws, meant to keep the American colonies obedient to England
5.good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
6.just behavior or treatment.
8.a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition.
11.men and women who signed a contract (also known as an indenture or a covenant) by which they agreed to work for a certain number of years in exchange for transportation to Virginia and, once they arrived, food, clothing, and shelter.
12.The concept that political power rests with the people who can create, alter, and abolish government. People express themselves through voting and free participation in government
13.the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism
15.a person who is dissatisfied, typically with the prevailing social or political situation.
18.revoke or annul (a law or congressional act).
19.a meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met from September 5 to October 26, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
20.natural rights that cannot be revoked by an outside force.
21.a series of laws passed by the British government on the American colonies in 1767.
22.a member of a group of English Protestants of the late 16th and 17th centuries who regarded the Reformation of the Church of England under Elizabeth as incomplete and sought to simplify and regulate forms of worship.
1.laws meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods.
2.freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.
3.a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4.Protestant Christians who separated from the Church of England in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.one who disagrees in opinion, belief and other matters.
7.the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
9.rights that believe it is important for all people or even living being to have out of natural law.
10.a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
14.a written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which a body such as a company, college, or city is founded and its rights and privileges defined.
16.a series of Christian revivals that swept Britain and its Thirteen Colonies between the 1730s and 1740s.
17.a governing or controlling body whose power exists only within predefined limits that are established by a constitution or other source of authority.

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