Chapter 13

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manual

done by using one's hands

distinct

clear or definite; different in its quality

isolated

set apart; separated

hostile

unfriendly; intending to do harm

levy

to force to be paid

provoke

to cause to anger; to excite; to cause an action

efficient

done in way that increases production with the least amount of waste

prospect

promise; something looked forward to

frontier

land that forms the farthest extent of a nation's settled regions

expansion

extending the nation beyond its existing borders

mountain man

fur trappers of the Northwest

dictatorship

one-person rule

siege

attack in which one force surrounds a city or a fort

annex

add on

cede

give up

polygamy

the practice of having more than one wife at a time

forty-niner

people who came to California in search of gold

water rights

legal rights to use the water in a river, stream, or other body

vigilante

self-appointed law enforcers

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