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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