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imperialism
empire building; taking control of foreign lands
armistice
an agreement to stop fighting
distortion
an error; every map has them because the shape of the globe is changed to be flat
projection
different views, as in a map
progressive
a person who wants to improve government and make life better
commission
special committee
conservation
a way to protect the environment by keeping resources from being wasted or destroyed
merit system
a way to make sure that the most qualified person is hired for government jobs
political boss
an elected official that controls the government and is often dishonest
civil rights
rights of citizens to equal treatment
alliance
partnership in which members promise to help one another
military draft
a way of bringing people into the army
no-man's-land
a land filled with barbed wire and land mines or bombs buried in the ground; land not belonging to either side in a war
isolation
remaining separate from other countries; what the US did after WWI
propaganda
information or ideas designed to help or harm a cause
Chapter 17 The United States and the World
imperialism, armistice, distortion, projection, progressive, commission, conversation, merit system, political boss, civil rights, alliance, military draft, no-man's-land, isolation, propaganda