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U.S. History Vocab2

STAAR Prep Vocabulary 2

To change. Amend
To officially accept. Ratify
Rights that all people possess; rights the government cannot deny. Unalienable Rights
Freedom. Liberty
Introduction. Preamble
Putting government duty ahead of personal desires. Civic virtue
Responsibilities of citizenship includes voting, and paying taxes. Civic duty
Rebelling against government not meeting your civic duties. Civic disobedience
To do away with, bring something to an end. Abolish
Person who wanted slavery to end. Abolitionist
Men who helped shape the United States through ideas, documents, and leadership. Founding Fathers
Group of people with similar ideas about government. Political party
Allows the Supreme Court to declare laws unconstitutional. Judicial review
To declare legally void; invalidate. Nullify
View that the states should hold more power than the Federal government. States' rights
The belief that the United States should spread from "sea to shining sea". Manifest Destiny
Moving from one country to another. Immigration
New ways of doing things based on new discoveries. Innovation
To change. Reform
To formally surrender; give up. Cede
To withdraw. Secede
Group of states formally united under one government. Union
Everyone, regardless of sex, race, or ethnicity, has equal rights. Equality
To be added to a larger entity. Annex
To take the legal steps and become a citizen. Naturalized citizen
Making the section more important than the group. Sectionalism
A firsthand or eyewitness account of an event. Primary source
Created by: mharlan