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TermDefinition
Abolition movement to end slavery
Federalist Supporters of the Constitution
Salutary Neglect English policy of relaxing enforcement of the colonies in return for the colonies continued economic loyalty
Immigration Act of 1965 a law that increased the number of immigrants allowed to settle in the US
Anti-Federalist an opponet of a strong central government
Alliance When 2 or more countries join together with a primay goal
Consumerism The purchase of material goods
Impeach to formally charge an official with misconduct in office. The House of Representatives has the sole power to do so.
Secession the formal withdrawal of a state from the union
Containment The blocking of another nation's attempts to spread its influence- esp the efforts of the US to block the spread of Soviets in the 1940s/1950s
Capitalism An economic system in which individuals own the factors of production
Suffrage The ability to vote
Articles of Confederation and KNOW THREE WEAKNESSES the first constitution of the colonies- considered weak because it had NO power to tax, NO militia, Unicameral Congress, NO national currency, etc.
Fundamentalism Strict adhearance to the Bible and Christian principles
Encomienda A grant of land made by Spain to a settler in the Americas, including the right to use Native Americans as laborers on it
Manifest Destiny Belief that God would help the US expand westward
Sectionalism the placing of interests of one's own region ahead of the nation as a whole
Emancipation Freeing of Slaves
Monroe Doctrine Oppostition to any European influence in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere
Uncle Tom's Cabin Novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe that portrayed slavery as a great MORAL evil
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