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Vocabulary 8

Kansas History Words to Understand Chapter 8

electioneering to work actively for a candidate or political party
foreclosure the ending of the right of a debtor to personal property
inaugural address a speech given by a person being formally inducted into office
industrialization to become industrial
inheritance something received (ie: property or a title) from an ancestor by legal succession or will
lobby a group of persons trying to influence public official in favor of a specific cause
materialism the attitude that physical well-being and worldly possessions create the greatest good
moral conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior
Populism a U. S. political movement that sought to represent the interests of farmers and laborers in the 1890's
progressive promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods
prohibition the period (1920-1933) during which the 18th Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was in force
ratify to approve
Socialism a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the government
suffrage the right or privilege of voting
temperance restraint in the use of or abstinence from alcoholic liquors
utopian characterized by or aspiring to impractical perfection
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