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The mingling of diverse ethnic groups in America, including the idea that these groups are or should be "melting" into a single culture or people
Melting Pot
A small religious group that has broken away from some larger mainstream church, often claiming superior or exclusive possession of religious truth
Sect
Those who seek to excite or persuade the public on some issue
Agitators
The visible arrangement of society into a hierarchical pattern, with distinct social groups layered one on top of the other
Stratification
The capacity to pass readily from one social or economic condition to another
Mobility
The smaller group at the top of a society or institution, usually possessing wealth, power, or special privileges
Elite
A home for the poor, supported by charity or public funds
Almshouse
Landowners of substantial property, social standing, and leisure, but not titled nobility
Gentry
One who rents rather than owns land
Tenant Farmer
The body of criminal laws specifying offenses and prescribing punishments
Penal Code
The executive power to prevent acts passed by the legislature from becoming law
Veto
A person who works under a master to acquire instruction in a trade or profession
Apprentice
Buying land or anything else in the hope of profiting by an expected rise in price
Speculation
In religion, a movement of renewed enthusiasm and commitment, often accompanied by special meetings or evangelical activity
Revival
Belonging to the worldly sphere rather than to the specifically sacred or churchly
Secular