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delegate
a person who is chosen to speak and act for the citizens on
important matters
constitution
an important agreement that states the basic laws and rules
by which a government will run a country or state
slavery
a cruel system of forced labor in which people work without pay
for others who act as their masters
convention
a meeting where delegates or other representatives discuss
important issues and make decisions
vigilante
a person who captures and punishes people without having the
right to do so
justice
treating people fairly and respecting other people’s rights
law
a set of rules that all people must obey
squatter
a person who settles on and begins farming another person’s land
commission
a group chosen to make an important decision or do a certain
job
citizens
a resident of a city or town, especially one entitled
to vote and enjoy other privileges there
forty-niners
the name given to people mining for gold during
California’s gold rush
line graph
a graph which uses lines to indicate changes over a
period of time
geography
the mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and other
physical elements that make up an area
government
the laws, and customs through which a country is
governed
ranchos
the livestock farm or ranch of the Californios