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US History

TermDefinition
Native americans a member of any of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Explorers a person who explores an unfamiliar area; an adventurer
Colonies a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
Pilgrims a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.
Continental congress also known as the Philadelphia Congress, was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies which became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.
Declaration of independence as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain
American revolution a war fought from 1775-1783 and won by the 13 American colonies to achieve independence from Great Britain.
Articles of confederation the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789.
Us constitution A document that embodies the fundamental laws and principles by which the United States is governed. It was drafted by the Constitutional Convention and later supplemented by the Bill of Rights and other amendments.
Bill of rights the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Abolished formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
Immigrants a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Seceded withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.:
Confederacy a league or alliance, especially of confederate states.
Union the action or fact of joining or being joined, especially in a political context.
Reconstruction the action or process of reconstructing or being reconstructed.
Sharecropping a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent.
Industrialization the development of industries in a country or region on a wide scale.
Natural resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Immigrants a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Progressive era a period of social activism and political reform in the United States that flourished from the 1890s to the 1920s.
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Central powers Germany and its allies (Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire) in World War I.
Great depression a long and severe recession in an economy or market; the financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years.
Fascism an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
Holocaust destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war
Cold war a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular.
Civil rights movement a struggle by African Americans in the mid-1950s to late 1960s to achieve equal opportunity in employment, housing, and education, right to vote, the right of equal access to public facilities, and to be free
Technology the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry; machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge.
Created by: rhart1973