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chaoter 2-1 - November 5, 2008 Chapter 2-1 Origins of...

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November 5, 2008 Chapter 2-1 Origins of American Government Vocabulary: 1. limited government-a system in which the power of the gov is limited, not absolute 2. representative government-a system of gov in which people elect delegates to make laws and conduct gov 3. separation of powers-the division of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branch of gov Notes: -Jamestown-1 st permanent English settlement -English established and governed 13 colonies -English system’s 2 principles of gov- 1. Limited government 2. Representative government 1. Limited Government -idea in Magna Carta -protection against loss of life, liberty, and property -certain taxes couldn’t be levied without popular consent -1 st applied to nobility—later others Petition of Right-limits the king’s powers -monarch can’t collect taxes without consent, imprison people without cause, house troops in homes without permission, or declare martial law English Bill of Rights-document later important to America
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