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TermDefinition
alliance a close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes
alliance system defense agreements among nations
amendment an addition to a formal document such as the Constitution
anarchist person who believes that there should be no government
anarchy disorder and lawlessness
armistice a temporary peace agreement to end fighting
assembly line a production system with machines and workers arranged so that each person performs an assigned task again and again as the item passes before him or her
assimilate to adsorb a group into the culture of a larger population
bicameral consisting of two houses, or chambers, especially in a legislature
cabinet a group of advisers to the president
constitution a formal plan of government
demilitarized zone a region where no military forces or weapons are permitted
electoral college a special group of voters selected by their state's voters to vote for the president and vice president
entente an understanding between nations
executive branch the branch of government , headed by the president, that carries out the nation's laws and policies
executive order a rule issued by a chief executive that has the force of law
export to sell goods abroad
federal debt the amount of money owed by the government
federalism the sharing of power between federal and state governments
front a region where warfare is taking place
Gilded Age the name associated with america in the late 1800s, referring to the extravagant wealth of a few and the terrible poverty that lay underneath
horizontal integration the combining of competing firms into one corporation
impeach to formally charge a public official with misconduct in office
imperialism the actions used by one nation to exercise political or economic control over smaller or weaker nations
import to buy goods from foreign markets
inflation a continuous rise in the price of goods and services
judicial branch the branch of government including the federal court system, that interprets the nations laws
judicial review the right of the supreme court to determine if a law violates the constitution
laissez faire policy that government should interfere as little as possible in the nations economy
3 branches of U. S. government and what each does, and who makes up each branch Legislative , congress, makes the law Executive, President, inforce the law Judicial, Supreme court, approves the law
literacy the ability to read or write
majority more than half
mass production the production of large quantities of goods using machinery and often an assembly line
militarism a buildup of millitary strength
mobilization gathering resources and preparing for war
monopoly total control of a type of industry by one person or one company
national debt the amount of money a national government owes to other governments or its people
nationalism loyalty to a nation and promotion of its interests about all others
override to overturn or defeat
pool a group sharing in some activity
preamble the introduction to a formal document
primary an election in which voters choose their party's candidate
ratify to give official approval to
recession a downward turn in business activity
republic a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
tariff a tax on imports or exports
trade union organization of workers with the same trade or skill
unconstitutional not agreeing or consistent with the constitiution
veto to reject a bill
vertical integration the combining of companies that supply industries
Transcontinental Railroad network of Railroad track
Promontory Point, Utah Where the central and union Railroads joined their rails
John D Rockefeller Standard Oil Company
Alexander Graham Bell Invented the telephone
Thomas Eidson Invented the light bulb
Wright Brothers World's first successful airplane
Cornelius Vanderbilt Built wealth in railroads and shipping
Edwin L. Drake First american to successfully drill oil
Andrew Carnegie Steel industry
Samuel Gompers Federation of Organized trades and Labor Unions
Franz Ferdinand Assassination that started WWI
Gaurilo Princip Assassin of Franz Ferdinand
Western Front Germany gained military control of important industrial regions in France
Eastern Front between the Russian Empire and Romania
Trench Warfare Trench warfare is a type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches,
New Weapons in World War I Machine guns and tanks
Schlieffen Plan The Germans would attack France first then attack Russia
Bill of Rights First 10 amendments to the Constitution
Freedoms in 1st Amendment Speech, Press, Petition, Religion, Assembly
Contitution The Supreme law of US
2 branches of Congress Senate, House of Rep
Advice and consent Describing a situation of government
Qualifications For: President Qualifications For: Senate Qualifications For: House of Rep 35 years old, Natural Born US citizen 30 years old, citizen for 9 years, Represent the state you are from 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, Represent the district you are from
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