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Unformatted text preview: Europe during the seventeenth century, and stressed the values of humanism and rationality over divine principles. Entail - Entail, a long-standing institution in British law, outlined a codified inheritance pattern within an immediate family structure rather than allowing the deceased to disperse property according to preference via an itemized will. Jefferson attacked and dismantled the institution of entail in the late 1770s. Essex Junto - The Essex Junto was a group of New England secessionists that congealed in opposition to the Embargo Act during Jefferson's Second Administration....
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- Fall '08