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détente
Attempts at relaxing, or easing, international tensions
balance of power
Distribution of power among nations to prevent any one nation from
becoming too powerful
embargo
Ban on shipments
shuttle diplomacy
Traveling back and forth between the capitals of countries in an effort
to resolve problems and forge lasting peace
revenue sharing
Giving the states some of the revenue earned from federal taxes
for use at the state and local levels
affirmative action
Preference to minorities in jobs where they had previously been
excluded
stagflation
Combination of rising prices and a sluggish economy
deficit
Situation in which government spending is greater than
government revenue
impeachment
Constitutional provision to remove a president from office
amnesty
Protection from prosecution
underemployment
When people work in jobs for which they are overqualified or
that do not use their skills
trade deficit
Value of foreign imports exceeds the value of American exports
human rights
Concern that governments around the world grant greater freedom and
opportunity without the threat of persecution or violence
apartheid
Racial separation and economic and political discrimination against nonwhites
fundamentalist
Person who believes in strict obedience to religious laws