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Chapter 10 Vocab

Vocabulary for Chapter 10 "Western Virginia in the New Nation"

TermDefinition
Suffrage The right to vote
Abolitionists Those who wanted to end slavery
Emancipation Freeing (slaves)
Internal Improvements Improvement to roads, bridges, and other transportation needs
Subscription Schools Schools that required a fee
Contract A formal agreement between people or groups
Tutors Private teachers
Literary Fund A fund created to educate the children of a state
Academies Private schools that taught provided a practical education in addition to core subject (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Tuition A fee for instruction
Tolls Fee (for the usage of a road)
Turnpikes Roads on which a toll is required for its use
Navigable A waterway suitable for a boat to sail on
Canal A waterway that joins one river or body of water to another
Steamboat A powered boat that is able to navigate both with the current and against it
Financier One who provides funds for an undertaking
Created by: bhibner