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Social Studies OGT

Terms, Concepts from spring '08 OGT

Suffrage the right to vote in public elections
Monarchs (constitutional & absolute) kings or queens who rule for life and acquire the throne by inheriting it
Command economy an economy in which business activity and resources are government controlled
Market economy an economy where prices and wages are determined by supply and demand, not the government
Mixed economy an economy in which some industries are government owned or regulated and some are privately owned.
Conscientious objector someone who for religious reasons refuses to serve in the military.
Containment a U.S. government policy intended to stop the spread of communism.
War reparations money a country is forced to pay after losing a war supposedly for the wrongs they committed.
Theocracy government run by religious officials and governed according to principles of a specific religion.
The Enlightenment an 18th century movement believing that human reason could combat ignorance, superstition and monarchs. It’s primary targets were religion and monarchies.
Bias an unfair preference or dislike of something.
Segregation the practice of keeping specific groups separate; racial, religious, ethnic, gender, etc. groups.
Credible source a source of information that is worthy of trust and confidence.
Panama Canal a narrow waterway cut through the country of Panama connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans completed in 1914 by the U.S.
Imperialism the political, economic or military domination of one country over another.
Prohibition the period from 1919 - 1933 in the U.S. where the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages was forbidden
Created by: TimZeller