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History Vocabulary

Words you might want to use in your essays

abolitionist a reformer who favors putting an end to slavery
acquisition something gained
acquitted declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime
advocate a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
ally a friendly nation
antebellum belonging to a period before a war
antitrust of laws and regulations
armistice a state of peace agreed to between opponents
balk balk
barter exchange goods without involving money
boycott refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization
cede give over
collective bargaining negotiation between an employer and a trade union
colonization the act of settling a group of people in a new place
confiscate take temporary possession of a security by legal authority
deem judge or regard in a particular way
defray bear the expenses of
democracy the orientation of those who favor government by the people
deplete use up, as resources or materials
devastate cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
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