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Unit 9 Vocabulary

Modern America

TermDefinition
Treaty of Versailles Treaty signed in 1919 that officially ended World War I
alliance a formal agreement of friendship between countries
suffrage the right to vote
monopoly a company that has control of an entire industry
corporation a large business owned by investors
unemployment the condition of being out of work
stock market a central location where people buy and sell stocks in companies
internment camp during WWII, guarded camps away from the Pacific Coast, where Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans were forced to move
dictator a ruler who has total power over a country
concentration camps One among many prisons set up by the German Nazis during World War II to contain mostly Jews but also other people considered enemies of the state.
D-Day June 6, 1944, the day when Allied forced launched a mjor invasion of German-occupied lands in France.
ratification to make an agreement official by signing or voting for it.
equality the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
civil rights basic legal freedoms and protections, such as the right to a fair trial
communism An economic and political system developed on a national level in the Soviet Union and in China. Under communism, the government owns all the land and most industries in the name of the people.
Cold War The mainly nonmilitary struggle for influence and control between the Soviet Union and the United States, which took place between the 1940s and 1990s.
space race race between the United States and the Soviet Union to explore outer space during the Cold War
arms control the limiting of the production of weapons
globalization the development of a world economy, in which people, goods, and ideas move freely from one country to another
terrorism the use of violence and fear to achieve political goals
Created by: kkankel