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History Chapter 5

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Magna Carta a charter of liberties agreed by king John it made the king obey the same laws as the people
English Bill of Rights a shift of political power from the British monarchy to parliament
Constitution a set of basic principal that determines the powers and duties of a government
Virginia Statute for religious freedom declared that no person could be forced to attend a particular church or be required o pay for a church with tax money
Suffrage the right to vote
Article of confederation the document that created the 1st central government and was replaced by the constitution of 1789
ratification an official approval
land ordinance of 1785 legislation passed by congress authorizing surveys and the division of public lands in the western region of the country
the Northwest ordinance 1787 Legislation passed by congress to establish a political structure for the Northwest territory and create a system for the admission of new states
Northwest Territory Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Tariffs taxes on imports or exports
interstate commerce trade between two or more states
inflation occurs when there are increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
depression a period of low economic activity combined with a raise in unemployment
Daniel Shays led hundreds of men in a forced shut down of the supreme court in Springfield Massachusetts
Shays rebellion the uprising of farmers to protest high taxes and heavy debt

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