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chpter 4-5 vocab

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Absentee landlords
owners of land or property who do not live nearby and use agents to collect rent payment from tenant farmers. much of prince edward edward island was under the control of absentee landlords befor confederatio
annexation
take land as ones own especially without permission such as movement to take over the colony of british columbia by the united states
cabinet minister
an elected member of a political party appointed to the cabinet, which determines government policy
identity
who or what one is and how one is distinct from another such as the canadian identity
markets
places where goods can be sold
National policy
the policy proposed by sir john A. macdonald in 1878 to spur development in canada. the policy had three parts; tariff protection for canadian industries, the settlement of the west and the competion of the railway to the west
nova scotia party
a political party led by joseph howe to oppose confederation outport settlements- scattered communities nestled around harbors along the rocky shores of newfoundland
referendums
the submitting of any matter to a direct vote
surveyors
a person whose work is measuring or surveying land
wards
a person in the car of a guardian or the government
amnesty
a pardon for crimes
crofters
tenant farmers in scotland
merger
joining or combining of companies
middlemen
people who buy goods from producers for resale
provisional government
temporary government
resolution
formal decision ussually agreed upon by a group
squatters
settlers who did not hold title to the land they used for their home and fields