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SHMS 8th SS Vocab 2

SHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Vocab 2

TermDefinition
States' rights the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government; the main cause of the Civil War
Nullification the act of cancelling something, specifically the belief that states could cancel a law they disagreed with
Compromise the settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
Georgia platform a statement executed by Georgia politicians in response to the Compromise of 1850; accepted the Compromise and kept Georgia from seceding
Secession the formal withdrawal from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state
Blockade an act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving
Reconstruction a thing that has been rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed
Freedman's Bureau an agency of the War Department set up in 1865 to assist freed slaves in obtaining relief, land, jobs, fair treatment, and education
Sharecropping a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent; gives a higher portion than a tenant farmer since they are given more supplies, etc.
Tenant farming a person who farms rented land; gives a smaller portion of each crop than a sharecropper since they bring more of their own supplies
Triumvirate a group of three men holding power
Populists a political party that advocated for the interests of ordinary people, the free coinage of silver, a graduated income tax, and government control of monopolies
Disenfranchisement being deprived of a right or privilege, especially the right to vote
Anti-Semitism hostility toward or prejudice against Jews
Great Depression the financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years
New Deal a group of government programs and policies that were designed to improve conditions for persons suffering in the Great Depression
Lend-Lease Act the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II
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