American History - Imperialism - Market Economy
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The political and economic control of one area or country by another county.
It brought a basic change in the way goods were produced; instead pf making goods at home by hand, people now produced them in factories with the help of large machines.
Infant Mortality Rate
The number of children under one year of age who die for every 1,000 who were born.
The reliance of each nation on selling and buying goods and services from other nations.
Uprising that overthrew the Shah of Iran and replaced his government with an Islamic Fundamentalist state.
Term coined by Winston Churchill for the political barrier isolating Soviet dominated Eastern Europe from Western Europe.
Confinement of Japanese Americans in camps during WWII because of fears that they would sympathize with or spy for Japan.
Jim Crow Laws
A system of laws in Southern states during the late 1800s that segregated African Americans and forced them to use separate inferior facilities.
A war between North and South Korea in which South Korea was supported by UN troops mainly from the US
Ku Klux Klan
An organization formed in South and revived in the 1920s against foreigners, African Americans and Jews.
The use of poison gas by dictator Saddam Hussein against the people in northern Iraq.
League of Nations
An organization of nations set up by the Versailles Treaty to discourage aggression and prevent future wars
the percentage of people in a country able to read and write
an agent of an interest group hired to influence legislators
A system in which economic questions are answered by the free interaction of consumers and producers. Under this, capital is invested in the hope of creating more wealth for the entrepreneur who risk money.