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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Immigration When people move from one country to live in another.
Migration When people move from one place and create a home in a new place.
Diverse Different, not the same.
Indentured Servant A person who works for a master for a period of time, they become free after the service period is complete.
Plantation A very large farm whose workers are usually slaves.
Oppression Being mistreated because of your appearance or beliefs.
Mission A building where people work to spread their religion.
Missionaries People who travel to new areas to spread their religion.
Mercantilism An economy philosophy that a country should trade goods for gold.
Colonize To create new settlements in a different part of the world.
Tariff A tax on goods imported from another country.
Boycott A peaceful protest where people refuse to buy goods from a certain source.
Militia A small Army made up of ordinary citizens who fight in an emergency.
Repeal To take back or cancel a law.
Petition A formal written request for change signed by citizens.
Assembly An elected group of law makers.
Parliament The lawmaking body of England.
Treaty A formal agreement between countries.
Enlightenment 18th century philosophy that man should use science and reason to solve problems.
Tyranny The unjust use of government power.
Analyze To take or break apart to find the reason something or someone works.
Primary Source A firsthand or eyewitness account of an event.
Secondary Source Any document that describes an event, person, place, or thing, not written from someone living during the time period.
Ratify To approve a document so it can go into effect.
Federalism Constitutional system that divides power between the national and state government.
Constitution A written plan that provides the basic framework of a government.
Bicameral Two house legislative body (House of Representatives and Senate).
Amendment A change to the Constitution.
Checks and Balances A system that allows each branch to limit the power of other branches of government.
Impeach To accuse a federal official of crimes.
Veto To stop a bill from becoming a law.
Diplomacy Talking with other countries to solve problems.
Nullify States can refuse to follow laws they believe are unconstitutional.
Sedition To encourage rebellions against the government.
Territory Land that is controlled by a country and can become a state.
Created by: savanna_teeple