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30 Cards in this Set

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Abolitionism
movement to end slavery
week 1
Ally
a friend in war
week 1
Amendment
an addition to the Constitution
week 1
Anti-federalists
people who opposed ratification of the Constitution
week 1
Armistice
a written agreement to stop fighting
week 1
Assimilation
the process of blending into society
week 1
Balance of Power
the distribution of power between the 3 branches of government
week 1
Blockade
when goods are prevented from going into or out of an area
week 1
Boycott
a refusal to buy certain goods
week 1
American System
1815 plan to make U.S. economically self-sufficient
week 1
Bureaucracy
a body of government officials and employees
week 2
Cabinet
people chosen by the president to be advisers and to head executive departments
week 2
Capitalism
economic system of the U.S.
week 2
Carpetbagger
a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War to profit financially
week 2
Cash Crop
a crop grown to sell and make a profit
week 2
Century
a period of one hundred years
week 2
Charter
a contract given to someone to establish a colony
week 2
Checks and Balances
a system in which each branch of the government has controls over the power of the other branches
week 2
Civil Rights
the rights of citizens to receive equal treatment, both in law and in practice
week 2
Colonist
a person who leaves a mother country to live in a colony
week 2
Columbian Exchange
the movement of plants, goods, and diseases between the New World and Europe
week 3
Compromise
to give up some of what one wants in order to reach an agreement
week 3
Confederacy
the southern states who seceded
week 3
Confederation Congress
first U.S. government
week 3
Congress
the legislative branch of the U.S. government made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives
week 3
Constituents
the people who vote for a member of the government
week 3
Containment
U.S. policy during the 1950's and 1960's aimed at limiting the spread of communism
week 3
Cotton Gin
made processing cotton much easier
week 3
Culture
the way of life shared by a group of people
week 3
Decade
a period of ten years
week 3