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5thSS_ch7

5th Grade Social Studies_Chapter 7

TermDefinition
ally a country that supports and helps another country in a war
congress the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives
rebellion an effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence
proclamation the act of saying something in a public, official, or definite way
tax a sum of money demanded by a government for its support
smuggling to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law
liberty freedom from control where people are able to act and speak freely
protest to show or express strong disagreement with or disapproval of something
boycott to refuse to buy, use, or participate in (something) as a way of protesting
repeal to officially make (a law) no longer valid
massacre the violent killing of many people
quarter one of four equal parts of something
correspondence the activity of writing letters or e-mails to someone
delegate a person who is chosen or elected to vote or act for others
cause something or someone that produces an effect, result, or condition : something or someone that makes something happen or exist
effect a change that results when something is done or happens : an event, condition, or state of affairs that is produced by a cause
patriots a person who loves and strongly supports or fights for his or her country
militia a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers
minute men a member of a group of men who fought on the side of the American colonies and who were ready to go quickly into battle during the American Revolution
commander a person who is in charge of a group of people
petition a written document that many people sign to show that they want a person or organization to do or change something
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