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Chapter 26

An Age of Democracy and Progress

TermDefinition
Suffrage The right to vote.
Chartist Movement In 19th century Britain, members of the working class demanded reforms in Parliament and in elections, including suffrage for all men
Third Republic The republic that was established in France after the downfall of Napoleon III and ended with the German occupation of France during WWI
Dreyfus Affair A controversy in France in the 1890s, centering on the trial and imprisonment of a Jewish army officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who had been falsely accused of settling military secrets to Germany
Anti-Semitism Prejudice against Jews
Zionism A movement founded in the 1890s to promote the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine
Dominion In the British Empire, a nation (such as Canada) allowed to govern its own domestic affairs
Maori A member of a Polynesian people who settled in New Zealand around 800 A.D.
Aborigine A member of any of the native peoples of Australia
Penal Colony A colony to which convicts are sent as an alternative to prison
Home Rule A control over internal matters granted to the residents of a region by a ruling government
Irish Republican Army An unofficial nationalist military force seeking independence for Ireland from Great Britain
Assembly Line In a factory, an arrangement in which a product is moved from worker to worker, with each person performing a single task in its manufacture
Charles Darwin Scientist that proposed the idea of natural selection and the theory of evolution. He stated in his book " On the Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection" that only the fittest species adapt to their environment to survive and all others die off
Theory of Evolution The idea, proposed by Charles Darwin in 1859, that species of plants and animals arise by means of a process of natural selection
Radioactivity A form of energy released as atoms decay
Psychology The study of the human mind and human behavior
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