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Chapter 6

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Muckraker A journalist who uncovers abuses & corruption.
Direct primary A vote held by all members of a political party to decide their candidate for public office.
Initiative The right of citizens to place a measure or issue before the voters or the legislative for approval.
Referendum The practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature.
Recall The right that enables voters to remove unsatisfactory elected officials from office.
Suffrage The right to vote.
Prohibition Laws banning the manufacture, transportation & sale of alcoholic beverages.
Arbitration Settling a dispute by agreeing to accept the decision of an impartial outsider.
Social Darwinism A philosophy, based on Charles Darwin's theories of evolution & natural selection, stating that humans have developed through competition & natural selection with only strongest surviving.
Insubordination Disobedience to authority.
Unfair trade practices Trading practices that derive a gain at the expense of competition.
Income tax A tax based on the net income of person or business.
Created by: sofya