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President
the head of the executive, or management, branch of government
week 10
Propaganda
ideas spread in order to gain public support for a cause or to damage an opposing cause
week 10
Puritans
settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony
week 10
Radical
person who favors extreme or sudden changes
week 10
Ratification
the process of approving the Constitution
week 10
Reconstruction
process of readmitting southern states into the Union
week 10
Referendum
a legal process by which people can revoke a law passed by the Legislature
week 10
Reparations
money given by defeated nations as payment for damages suffered by other nations during the war
week 10
Repeal
to reject a law
week 10
Republic
a form of government in which people elect representatives
week 10
Revolution
a major, sudden change in government and peoples' lives
week 11
Royal Colony
a colony ruled by governors appointed by the king
week 11
Scalawag
a southern white in the Republican party during Reconstruction
week 11
Secession
withdrawal of southern states from the Union
week 11
Sectionalism
tensions between North and South as each region placed their own interests above those of the country as a whole
week 11
Segregation
the practice of separating people on the basis of racial, religious or social differences
week 11
Separatist
a person who withdrew or seperated from the Church of England
week 11
Senate
one of the legislative bodies of the U.S. Congress
week 11
Slave Codes
laws that regulated how slaves could be treated
week 11
Slavery
a person owned by another person in order to control their labor
week 11
Society
a broad grouping of people who are bound by common laws, traditions, and activities
week 12
Sons of Liberty
secret society that opposed British policies
week 12
States' Rights
the doctrine that holds that the states have the powers that are not assigned to the federal government by the constitution
week 12
Strike
refusal of workers to work until demand for bettwe wages or working conditions are met
week 12
Suffrage
the right to vote
week 12
Summit Meeting
a meeting held between the heads of two countries to settle political issues
week 12
Supreme Court
the court within the Judicial Branch of the government that has the power to decide wherther laws are constututional
week 12
Tariff
fees charged on an economic activity
week 12
Temperance Movement
restricted the drinking of alcoholic beverages
week 12
Territory
an area of land belonging to a government
week 12
Treaty
a formal agreement to maintain peace
week 13
Three-fifths Compromise
agreement at the Constitutional Convention that allowed slaves to count as three-fifths of a white person
week 13
Transcendentalism
philosophy that believed in the goodness of humans and which valued experiece and intuition above reason and logic
week 13
Triangular Trade
system of trade in which goods were exchanged between Europe, Africa, and the New World colonies
week 13
Tyranny
harsh or unjust rule
week 13
Unalienable Rights
right that the government cannot take away
week 13
Unconstitutional
law that is forbidden by the Constitution
week 13
Urbanization
growth of cities
week 13
Virginia Plan
plan of government that the constitutional convention considered
week 13
Xenophobia
the fear of foreigners or strangers
week 13