AP Gov Chapter 2 SAFMEDS

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Natural Rights Rights inherent in human beings, not dependent on government, which include: life, liberty, and property; concept is central to John Locke's theories.
Limited Government The idea that certain things are out of bounds for government because of the natural rights of citizens; central to John Locke's philosophies.
Articles of Confederation The first constitution of the US, adopted in 1777 and enacted in 1781; they established a national legislature, the Continental Congress, but kept most authority within the state legislatures.
Factions Interest groups arising from the unequal distribution of property or wealth.
Connecticut Compromise The compromise which established two houses of Congress: the House of Representatives (representation is based on a state's share of the US population) and the Senate (each state has two representatives).
Writ of Habeas Corpus A court order requiring jailers to explain to a judge why they are holding a prisoner in custody.
Republic A form of government that derives its power from the people; those chosen to govern are accountable to those whom they govern.
Federalists Supporters of the US Constitution.
Anti-Federalists Opponents of the US Constitution.
Federalist Papers A collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison to defend the Constitution in detail.
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