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Finding Katahdin Chapter 4 Vocab

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parliment
the law making branch of government in England
loyalist
person loyal to the British crown during the Revolutionary War
legislature
a lawmaking body within a government
boycott
to protest by refusing to buy or use certain items
representative
a person who speaks or votes for a certain group of people
militia
a group of citizens organized for military purposes
depression
an economic downturn, a time of economic hardship
proprietor
owner
squatter
a person who lives on land owned by someone else
commercial
having to do with business or trade
status quo
the way things are, existing state of affairs
seperationist
a person who believed that Maine should seperate itself from the government of Massachusetts during the late 18th early 19th centuries
constitution
a document that sets forth the basic laws of a state or nation and the rights of its citizens
Democratic-Republican
late 18th early 19th century political party that supported low taxes and small government
Judicial Branch
branch of government that judges and interprets laws
impress
to force into armed service
Federalist
a member of the late 18th early 19th century political party that supported higher taxes and a more powerful central government
elector
voter, member of the Electoral College
Executive Branch
branch of the government that ensures that laws are carried out
Legislative Branch
branch of the government that makes laws
disputed territory
area of land claimed whose ownership is unclear
Acadians
a person, usually French speaking, or of French ancestry originating from Acadia