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GED

GED Social Studies

TermDefinition
abolitionist a person who wanted to do away with slavery
absolute monarchy authoritarian government in which all authority is held by a king or queen
acid rain type of precipitation made acidic by air pollutants as a result of burning fossil fuels
Age of Exploration the period during which European nations sponsored expeditions by sea to unknown parts of the world (1400s to 1600s)
amendment addition or change to constitution
appropriate information information that supports an idea, generalization or conclusion
aristocracy the highest social class, usually of noble birth, means "rules by the best"
arms race the competition (1950s through the 1980s) between the US and the USSR to develop nuclear weapons
Articles of Confederation the first US constitution (1781-1789) which established a confederation of sovereign states
assumption an idea, theory, or principle that a person believes to be true, something taken for granted and not explained
authoritarian advocating obedience, not allowing personal liberty
authority power to give orders, take action, and command obedience, party having this power
balance of trade the difference between the total value of goods and services exported and the total value of goods and services imported
barter system economic system in which goods and services are exchanged between two parties, rather than being paid for with money
bias a strong opinion held by a person about a topic, often unfairly or without good reason
Created by: NSalinas