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Westward Expansion

Frontier The land that forms the farthest extent of a nations settled regions.
Manifest Destiny The belief that the United States was destined, or meant, to extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Rendezvou French word meaning a meeting where fur trappers would exchange furs for supplies.
Dictatorship One-person rule.
Siege An attack in one force surrounds a city or fort.
Annex Add on.
Cede Give up.
Polygamy The practice of having more than one wife at a time.
Vigilantes Self-appointed law enforcers.
Popular Sovereignty The idea that people in a territory or state would vote directly on issues, rather than having their elected representatives decide.
Secede Withdraw, or separate form.
Propaganda False or misleading information that is spread to further a cause.
Civil War A war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.
Dred Scott A slave who sued in court for his freedom arguing that he was free because he had lived where slavery was illegal (he lost).
John Brown Abolitionist who attacked a US armory to seize guns to give to slaves in a revolt against slavery (he was hung).
Created by: Oscargi