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to seperate an official state church from its connection with the government
disestablish
setting free from servitude or slavery
emancipation
an article of personal or movable property; hence a term applied to slaves, since they were considered the personal property of their owners
chattel
an advocate of the end of slavery
abolitionist
the confirmation or validation of an act (such as a constitution) by authoritative approval
ratification
a list of fundamental freedoms assumed to be central to society
bill of rights
those who buy property, goods, or financial instruments not primarily for use but in anticipation of profitable resale after a general rise in value
speculators (speculation)
in america, a surveyed territory six miles square; the term also refers to a unit of local government, smaller than a country, that is often based on these survey units
township
in american government, an organized political entity not yet enjoying the full and equal status of a state
territory
to make a smaller territory or political unit part of a larger one
annex
a demand for something issued on the basis of public authority
requisition
depriving someone of the right to redeem mortgaged property because the legal payments on the loan have no been kept up
foreclosure
the minimum number of persons who must be present in a group before it can conduct valid business
quorum
the theory that formal government is unnecessary and wrong principle; the term is also used generally for lawlessness or antigovernmental disorder
anarchy
referring to a legislative body with two housed (bicameral) or one (unicameral)
bicameral, unicameral