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U S History Vocab


abolitionism a movement to end slavery
acid rain rainfall that results when sulfur produced by factories mixes with moisture in the air
annex incorporated territory into an existing political unit, such as a city or country
apartheid "apartness" the system of racial segregation in South Africa from the 1950's until 1991
appeasement satisfying demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability
armistice a truce or agreement to end fighting
arms race building up armies and stores of weapons to keep up with an enemy
autonomous self governing
bioterrorism the use of biological and chemical weapons in terrorist attacks
bio warfare use of disease or poison against civilians and soldiers in war time
blitzkrieg German word for "lightning war," a swift and sudden military attack; used by Germans during WWII
bloc a group of nations with a common purpose
bourgeoisie middle class, including merchants, industrialists, and professional people
Buddhism a religion doctrine introduced in northern India in the 6th century B. B. by Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha or "Enlightened One"
budget deficit the state that exists when a government spends more than it collects in revenue
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