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Vocabulary 3

Kansas History Words to Understand Chapter 3

assimilate to absorb (immigrants or a culturally distinct group) into the prevailing culture
boarding a type or school where students live at the school and are provided food and lodging
botanical relating to plants or plant life
chain mail flexible armor made of joined metal links
commerce the buying and selling of goods
confluence a flowing together of two or more streams
eminent domain the right of a government to use private property for public use
entrepreneur someone who turns an idea into a new business
manifest destiny the idea that America was meant to expand from coast to coast and was blessed by a higher power
monarchy government by one ruler, such as a king or queen
New World the term Europeans used for North America in the early days of their exploration
ration a little bit of something divided among many people
reservation a piece of land set-aside by the U. S. government for Native Americans to live on
sanitation relating to health, cleanliness, disposal of garbage or waste
sovereign right authority based on the power of government
synonymous having the same or a similar meaning
transcribe to translate or make a written copy of something
vocation an occupation
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