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Unit 11 Vocab

An Anxious Nation

TermDefinition
arms race trying to keep from being attacked by having more weapons
communism a government system where the government has all political, economic, and social decision making power
satellite any object that has been placed into space orbit by humans
civil rights the basic rights given to citizens
terrorism using fear and violence as a way to demand changes
Cold War the relationship that developed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the period of time following WWII.
suburb a smaller community outside of a city
truce an agreement to end fighting
minority a relatively small group of people, especially one commonly discriminated against in a community, society or nation, differing from others in race, religion, language or political persuasion.
slogan saying or motto
assassinate to murder in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons
segregate to set apart from the rest; to isolate based on racial, gender or religious lines
sit-in an organized protest demonstration in which participants seat themselves in an appropriate place and refuse to move
integrate to join together
Civil RIghts Movement a movement in the US beginning after WWII and led primarily by African Americans in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual citizens
boycott to refuse to use/buy
demonstration a public display of group opinion, such as a rally or march
Created by: lmcgehee