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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson A: Conflict and Progress in the European World

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
absolute monarch a king, queen, or emperor who exercises authority as head of government with few restrictions
colonialism the establishment of a colony in a territory or settlement by people from another land
constitutional monarchy type of government in which the powers of a monarch are limited by a constitution
Enlightenment a philosophical movement in the 1700s that examined politics, social structure, economics, and religion in a scientific way
limited government type of government that has its powers limited by a constitution or set of laws
parliament a representative assembly of a state or group of people that has the power to make laws


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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