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sectionalism
giving loyalty to local interest
states' rights
more power to states, less to federal
Seneca Falls Declaration
plan of action for women's rights
spoils system
giving government jobs to political supporters
Manifest Destiny
doctrine stating U.S. was to span across the entire North America
popular sovereignty
voters who lived in a territory should decide for themselves whether or not to permit slavery
inflation
sharp rise in prices
black codes
codes limitting rights of black Americans
impeach
to accuse and try an elected official
assimilate
absorb and make similar to the dominate culture
free-enterprise system
private businesses that run in competition with each other
Plessy v. Ferguson
Supreme Court case ruling that segregation is legal
columnist
newspaper writer who interprets columns or news
imperialism
policy of creating an empire by aquiring territory
Rough Riders
American Army unit
progressives
people who reform political, economical, and social problems
militarism
policy of building strong armed forces
propaganda
spreading of ideas that influence point of view
anarchists
person who opposes organized government
materialism
theory that posessions contributes to your social status and life values
liberal
favoring progressive and reform changes in government
Holocaust
Hitler ordering a mass killing of millions of people, mainly Jewish people
Red Scare
fear of Communism
ethnic
racial or cultural group
National Road
overland route to the West