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iLEAP Vocabulary Wk2

Review for 7th grade American History iLEAP test

popular sovereignty the practice of allowing each territory to decide for itself whether or not to allow slavery
amend to change
unalienable rights rights that cannot be given up, taken away or transferred. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are some of those rights.
tyranny a cruel and unjust government
democracy a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving people the supreme power.
ratify to approve by vote
judicial review the right of the Supreme Court to judge laws passed by Congress and determine whether hey are constitutional or not.
civil disobedience the refusal to obey the government law or laws as a means of passive resistance because of one's moral conviction or belief.
Federalists supporters of the Constitution who favored a strong national government
Anti-Federalists people opposed to the Constitution,preferring more power be given to the state governments rather than the national government
nullification the idea of a state declaring a federal law illegal
primary sources the original records of an event. Eyewitness reports, records created at the time of an event, speeches, and letters written by people involved in the event; photographs, and artifacts.
secondary sources later writings and interpretations of historians and writers. Often secondary sources, like textbooks and articles, provide summaries of information found in secondary sources
Republicanism an attitude toward society in the late 1700s based on the belief that the good virtue and morality of the people was essential to sustain the republican form of government
Industrial Revolution the era in which a change from household industries to factory production using powered machinery took place
Created by: jenroques