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Parliament - ∙ Parliament is the legislative governing body of the British Empire. First  established in the thirteenth century, Parliament gradually increased its power through  various reforms. After the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution of the  seventeenth century, the Parliament became the fundamental unit of government in the  British system, and today enjoys considerable authority over the monarchy, which  persists as an icon more than a governing power.  Poplar Forest - ∙ Poplar Forest was Jefferson's second home in Virginia, a country  retreat with an octagon house located in Bedford County, ninety miles from Monticello.  Primogeniture - ∙ Primogeniture, a long-standing institution in British law, outlined a  codified inheritance pattern whereby the eldest son inherited all lands and means from  the deceased patriarch. Jefferson attacked and dismantled the institution of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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