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My World: Ohio Chapter 2

Parliament the law-making part of the government of Great Britain
Stamp Act a law that stated that if colonists bought any printed material, they also had to buy a special stamp; the money for the stamp was a tax,
tax money paid to the government
boycott to not buy; often a refusal by a large group of people to buy goods from or use services of a certain business
delegate a person chosen to represent a larger group
militia a volunteer army
Patriot an American colonist who supported independence
Loyalist an American colonist who remained loyal to Great Britain
ordinance a law
survey to measure
township a measured area of public land
territory an area of land that is owned by a country
slavery the practice of forcing people to work without pay
legislative branch the law-making branch of government
judicial branch the law-interpreting branch of government
executive branch the law-enforcing branch of government
census the population count taken every ten years through which a government counts its citizens and gathers information about their ages, races, and incomes
ratify to approve officially
amendment a change to a consitution
veto power the power to vote against new laws
reservation are area of land set aside for American Indians to live
national anthem the official song of the country
Created by: MLFedak



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