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Anglican church- created by Henry VIII since the Catholic church refused to allow him to have a divorce

Bill of Rights- list of basic rights of citizens, to be protected

British Empire- Great Britain and its colonies

Class-  a label given upon the basis of socioeconomic status

Consensus- agreement on the nature of a regime; political stability

Constitutional Democracy- democratic government with a structure set forth by a Constitution

Deference- respect for judgments and opinions

Magna Carta- limited monarchial power

Oxbridge- members of parliament traditionally come from Oxford and Cambridge

Pluralistic Society- allows distinct ethnical or minority groups to flourish and maintain their own character, cultural patterns, religious beliefs, etc.

Postindustrial Society- shift from production of goods to service economy

Privatization- transferring control from government to private individuals

Public School- a free school maintained by taxes

Referendum- submitting a bill passed by legislature to approval or rejection by the direct vote of the citizens

Reform Acts- acts following industrialization to protect the welfare of workers

Rule of Law- law for the purpose of autocracy, not protection of citizens

Sovereignty- having the final decision or highest power

Socialization Process- regulating in a way to lend itself toward socialism

United Kingdom- North Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland

Welfare State- government provides social security, unemployment insurance, free medical treatment, etc.