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EARLY AMERICAN
VOCABULARY LIST

Write a brief definition for each word on the list. Check PowerSchool under "Vocabulary List" for more information.

  1. MAGNA CARTA

  2. PARLIAMENT

  3. MAYFLOWER COMPACT

  4. AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  5. PONTIAC'S REBELLION

  6. PROCLAMATION OF 1763

  7. STAMP ACT

  8. BOYCOTT

  9. BOSTON TEA PARTY

  10. INTOLERABLE ACTS

  11. NATURAL RIGHTS

  12. SOCIAL CONTRACT

  13. TREATY OF PARIS

  14. MINUTEMEN

  15. GEORGE WASHINGTON

  16. KING GEORGE III

  17. THOMAS PAINE

  18. MEANS OF PRODUCTION

  19. THOMAS JEFFERSON

  20. ABIGAIL ADAMS

  21. PATRIOTS

  22. LOYALISTS

  23. TORIES

24. MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

25. BARON VON STEUBEN

26. ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION

27. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

28. EXECUTIVE BRANCH

29. JUDICIAL BRANCH

30. VIRGINIA PLAN

31. NEW JERSEY PLAN

32. GREAT COMPROMISE

33. VETO

34. SEPARATION OF POWERS

35. SYSTEM OF CHECKS & BALANCES

36. ELECTORAL COLLEGE

37. RATIFY

38. BILL OF RIGHTS

39. CABINET

40. JAMES MADISON

41. FEDERALISTS

42. ANTI-FEDERALISTS

43. ALEXANDER HAMILTON

44. PATRICK HENRY

45. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

46. CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES