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SS Data Vocab

Thirty common social studies terms

World War II War between the Allies and Axis from 1939 to 1945
Tariff A tax on imports and exports
Suffrage The right to vote
Soveriegnty The supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community
Senate The upper house of the United States Congress
Republic A state in which supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen by them
Naturalization The proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
Natural law A rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
Monopoly Exclusive possession or control of something
Monarchy Form of government with a ruler who frequently inherits authority
Magna Carta Royal charter of political rights given to English nobles by King John in 1215
Libel A false and malicious publication
Legislation The act of making or enacting laws
Labor Union An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
Interest Rate Percentage of a sum of money charged for its use
Inflation Rise in prices coupled with a decreased value of currency
Impeachment Presentation of formal charges against a public official
Immigration To come to a country of which one is not native, usually for permanent residence
Ideology Orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group
Federalism Type of government divided between central and regional powers
Export To sell or transfer abroad
Economics Science of the circulation of goods and services
Confederate States of America Southern states that seceded from the USA in 1861
Communism System of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by the government
Civil Disobedience Refusal to obey an immoral law
Caste System Social structure in which all classes are based upon heredity
Capitalism Economic system based upon private ownership of assets
Boycott Refusal to use or buy something
Anarchy State of lawlessness and disorder
American Revolution Conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain
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