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19 terms

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