Social Studies Vocabulary Review Sheet
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A person who sought the end of slavery in the United States in the early and mid-1800´s.
A partnership; system in which countries agree to defend each other or to advance common causes.
To change or revise.
A place to store weapons and military equipment.
A sword-like stabbing blade that is used for hand-to-hand fighting.
Actions that keep a country from communicating and trading with other nations.
Reward or payment.
To refuse to buy items in order to protest or to force acceptance of oneś terms.
A crop raised for sale in markets such as tobacco or cotton.
(In the US) A group of advisors to a president.
Highly developed society.
A group of people, who leave their native country for a new land to settle, but stay connected to the parent nation.
A settlement of a dispute reached by each side giving up some of what it wants to reach an agreement.
Committee of Correspondence
An organization that spread political ideas and information through Britainś American colonies.
A formal or official meeting.
A detailed written plan for a government, with basic laws that support a government.
A people's shared values, beliefs, traditions, and behaviors.
( In the US) A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
An intellectual and scientific movement of the 1700's, that often ran against religion.
Extreme shortage of food.
Relating to the national government.
A person who is running from legal authority
A member of a small group taking part in irregular or sly fighting, typically against larger regular forces. They use hit and run tactics.
The permanent movement of people into a country from other countries.
To formally charge a public official with misconduct in office.
Power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution.
Having power to make laws.
An American colonist who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
The belief in the United States during the 1800's that the country must extend its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean.
A paid soldier who serves in the armed forces of a foreign country.
The sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the Americas.
A military force made of ordinary citizens who were trained to fight in emergencies.
A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour to make food such as bread.
A member of a class of American militiamen who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice.
A strong sense of devotion to one's country.
A plantation manager.
The highest law-making body in England.
An American colonist who favored American independence.
A large farm with cheap labor.
An unfair opinion that isn't based on facts.
Ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause.
Open defiance of authority.
Incoming money from taxes or sources.
To officially leave an organization.
A deadly contagious viral disease, with fever and pustules.
Farming that produces just enough to meet immediate needs.
The right to vote.
A tax on imports, on usually used in order to improve local trade.
The ability to accept and respect different views or behaviors.
A farmer who owns a small farm.