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Chapter 5 vocabulary

vocab cards #1 - 21

independence Freedom from rule of another country.
tax Money that a government collects from its people, usually to pay for services.
representative A person who speaks or acts for someone else.
revolution A sudden complete change in government.
Declaration An official statement.
Frontier Land that lies beyond the settled part of a country.
Pioneer A person who first settles in a new place.
Territory A place owned and governed by a country.
Treaty An agreement between groups or country's.
Equality The state of having the same rights as all other people.
Rebellion A fight against a government
Dictator A government leader who takes control by force and makes all important decisions.
Grant A gift of land given by a government.
Empresario A person who had received land as a gift from the Mexican government and could sell it to others.
Militia A group of unpaid citizens who act as an army.
Tejano A Texan who has Mexican ancestors.
Bilingual Able to speak two languages.
Title The ownership of land or property.
Anglo A person who ancestors came from Britain; a white person.
Congress The law making body of a government
dispute A disagreement.
Created by: Ian Schraeder