Concepts for Unit 1 - Post on these in the discussion for Unit 1- Collaborate!

Do first those in light blue text. Those concepts are essential to understanding the primary you use for your 1st Writing.

A concept in gray is part of a set of concepts but it has not happened yet.

General Economic terms:

·         Feudalism

·         Mercantilism

·         Capitalism

·         Communism

·         Fascism


Governmental terms:

·         Tribe

·         Kingdom or monarchy (ruler: king and/or queen)

·         Nation state

·         Constitutional monarchy

·         Republic or representative democracy

·         Tyrant


Terms for developments in this era:

·         Empire (ruler: emperor) and the words imperial and imperialism

·         Colony

·         Colonization

·         Exploration


Terms about people who are not free by law:

·         Servitude

·         Master

·         Slave

·         Serf

·         Bondage or bound

·         Indentured servant


Tip: As I currently understand the history, the Spanish turn the Native Americans into the legal equivalent of serfs.

Terms about people who are free but have a feudal relationship of land and protection:

·         Feudalism

·         Lord

·         Subject or vassal or servant

Tip:  Subject is used with feudalism but is still used as a term today for people in a monarchy.
Vassal is used specifically with feudalism.
Servant is also sometimes used as a vassal or—in modern times—with public service.

Terms for religions involved in events:

·         Roman Catholicism

·         Pope (related terms of papacy or St. Peter)

·         Protestant Reformation

·         Lutheranism

·         Calvinism

·         Anglicanism


Tip: The links from your instructor in the chapters can help you with Calvinism and with later religions in the colonies.

Government and people:

·         Mob

·         Rebellion

·         Revolution

·         Rule of law

·         Terrorism

·         Treason


Tip: In Unit 1, we have a famous rebellion and a famous revolution. What is the difference in the terms and in what happened? What is treason? What is the consequence for an unsuccessful rebellion or revolution?

Government and free people in development during Unit 1:

·         Freedom of assembly

·         Free speech

·         Freedom of the press

·         Freedom of petition

·         Trial by jury (exoneration, execution, incarceration)

·         Vote for representatives (and qualifications to vote)

·         Vote by representatives in a legislature to determine laws (including taxes)


Government and people:

·         Legislature (creators of laws)

·         Elected assemblies in colonies – a legislature (See page 111.)

·         Parliament – a legislature
- House of Lords
- House of Commons

·         Prime minister

·         Representation

·         Tax (a noun, not a verb)




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