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person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority


the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)


a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress


(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms


the literal belief in the account of creation given in the Book of Genesis

police powers

inherent powers of state governments to pass laws protecting public health, safety, and welfare of residents


(during prohibition) an illegal barroom

Ku Klux Klan

founded in the 1860s in the south; meant to control newly freed slaves through threats and violence; other targets: Catholics, Jews, immigrants and others thought to be un-American

Emergency Quota Act

an immigration quota that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 3% of the number of persons from that country living in the United States in 1910, according to the U.S. Census


Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).

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