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Advocate
Person who supports a cause
Alien
Person who lives in a country but is not a citizen of that country
Abolitionist
Person who believed slavery was wrong and tried to stop it in hte United States
Agrarian
Related to farming
Acquit
To declare not quilty
Administration
The group of officials that makes up the executive branch, including the President
Almanac
Informational book updated regularly
Allies
People who lives in a country united for special purpose. During World War II, the countries that united to fight Germany.
Amendment
Change or addition to the U.S. Constitution.
Amnestry
Pardon for offense against a government.
Anarchist
Person who rebels against any authority, government, or established power.
Annex
To add on to nation's territory
Antebellum
Before the Civil War
Antifederalist
Person who believed in strong state government during the early history of he United States.
anti-Semitism
Hatred and prejudice against Jews
appeal
Request for a higher court to review a case
appeasement
Act of giving in to keep peace
apprentice
Perso I learning a trade
arbitrary power
Power used without considering principles, especially ethical principles
arbitration
Settlement chosen to hear both sides and then make a decision
archipelago
Chain of islands
aristocracy
People who have inher-
ited wealth and social position; also
government by those
armade
Spanish word used to describe a great fleet of armed ships.
armistice
Temporary peace agreement
Articles of Confederation
The first constitution of the United States; ratified in 1781 and replaced in 1789 by constitution we have now.
assassin
A murderer, especially someone who kills a public figure for political reasons.