Unit1Sec1 Foundation Jaqueline Ramiez prd.4

Term Definition
direct democracy a government where an assembly of ordinary citizens makes decisions
jury a group of citizens who make judgments to decide if a person is guilty or innocent people
republic system of government where people choose representatives who govern in their name
legislature group of people who have powers to make laws
bill of rights a written list of freedoms that a government promises to protect
habeas corpus a person who cannot be held in prison without being charged with specific crime
Christopher Columbus an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer
cartographer a person who draws or produces maps
colony a territory under the immediate political control of a state
plantation an area in which trees have been planted

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