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History 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 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 economic 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 lawmakers
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 reason something or someone works
Primary Source A firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
Secondary Source Any document that describes and event, person, place, or thing, not written from someone living during that time period.
Created by: haley.walker