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Civics and Economics – Foundations for Government

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Manga Carta
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A famous document issued by King John of England, established that everyone, including the king, was subject to the law
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Mayflower Compact
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It was signed by 41 English colonists on the ship, was the first written framework of government established in the United States
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Virginia Deceleration of RIghts
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A document drafted in 1776 giving rights to men including the right to reform or abolish government
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Mecklenburg deceleration
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In the 12 years since the end of the French and Indian war the King and Parliament had attempted to increase their power over these independent minded citizens
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Articles of Confederation
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Written document that listed the rules of the national government of the United States
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Declaration of Independence
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Document that starts the 13 colonies now 13 independent staes
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Writs of Assistance
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British search warrants, don’t need reasoning
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Albany Plan of Union, 1754
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Unite colonies under one government
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Proclamation of 1763
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Proclamation line = border-British avoid conflict with the Indians
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Sugar Act, 1764
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British raising taxes
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Quartering Act, 1765
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Keep troops in the colonies
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Stamp Act, 1765
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Set a tax on sugar and expanded the list of taxable items to include housing, cooking utensils, firewood, and candles
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Stamp Act Congress, 1765
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Approved a 14-point deceleration if rights and grievousness
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Declaratory Act of 1776
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Parliament of Great Britain was one series of resolutions passed attempting to regulate the behavior of the colonies
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Sons of Liberty
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Secret organization of American colonists formed initially to protest the stamp act
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Boston Massacre, 1770
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5 colonists killed by British soldiers enforced heavily taxes burden
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Boston Tea Party, 1773
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Direct action protest by colonist in Boston against the British government
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Intolerable Acts, 1774
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Popular name given by Americans to four laws passed by the British parliament
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Battles of Lexington and Concord, 1775
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First military engagements of the American revolutionary war
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The Deceleration of Independence
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A statement written by Thomas Jefferson adopted by continental congress on July 4