Concepts for Unit 1 - indicates a test question on the Concepts Exam.

Some questions will be multiple choice but some will be short answer where you must apply your understanding of the concept to the history for the Unit.

 

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

General Economic terms:

         Feudalism

         Mercantilism

         Capitalism

 

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

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.

 

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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