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Ch. 3 Sect. 2 Vocab

North America Geography & History

TermDefinition
colonize to build settlements and develop trade in lands that a country controls
plantation a large farm that grows crops for profit
fortify to strengthen
missionary a person sent by a religious organization to convert others to that religion
tax a fee paid to a government for public services
revolution an action to overthrow a government by citizens or colonists
constitution a document that organizes a government and states its powers
amendment a formal change to a law
pioneer a settler of new land
industrialization the shift to large-scale production using machines
transcontinental across an entire continent
abolition the movement to end slavery, before and during the Civil War in the United States
secede to formally withdraw
civil war a war between opposing groups of citizens in the same country
alliance a partnership between countries
neutrality the refusal to take sides or become involved
dictator a ruler with complete control
terrorism a type of warfare using violence to achieve political results, typically carried out by individuals or small groups
Created by: ltandbob