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SS: Chapter 4

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TermDefinition
council a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
Trail of Tears the forced movement of Cherokee and some other Native Americans to what is now Oklahoma in 1838
syllabry a system of writing in which each syllable of a word is represented by a symbol
Sequoyah a famous Cherokee who developed a form of writing called syllabry
Thomas Jefferson was elected to the House of Burgesses and wrote the Declaration of Independence
colony a place that is ruled by a distant country
House of Burgesses a group of Virginia citizens who made laws for the colony
Declaration of Independence a document written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 explaining why the 13 colonies should be free from British rule
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and made 19 trips to slave states to free other slaves
Fredrick Douglas one of the best known speakers and writers against slavery
Underground Railroad a group of people who helped slaves escape to freedom
abolition an end to slavery
Abraham Lincoln made the statement that all the slaves in the South were free
Confederacy the government formed by the 11 southern states that left the United States
Civil War the war in the United States between the Union states of the North and the Confederate states of the South
Emancipation Proclamation said that all enslaved people living in the Confederate States were now free
civil rights the rights of people to be treated equally under the law
segregation to separate a group of people apart by law
boycott when people refuse to buy or use something if they disagree with the company that sells it
high-technology the use of computers and other electronics to meet new needs
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