american history vocabulary
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the policy of extending a nation's authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means
the use of sensationalized and exaggerated reporting by newspaper or magazines to attract readers
a country whose affairs are partially controlled by a stronger power
the U.S. policy of using the nation's economic power to exert influence over other countries
a devotion to the interests and culture of one's nation
policy of building up strong armed forces in aggressive preparedness for war and their use asa tool of diplomacy
a truce, or agreement to end an armed conflict
a kind of biased communication designed to influence people's thoughts and actions
the compensation paid by a defeated nation for the damage or injury it inflicted during a war
opposition to political and economic entanglements with other countries
An economic and political system based on one-party government and state ownership of property.
a person who opposes all forms of government
an arrangement in which a buyer pays later for a purchase, often on an installment plan with interest charges
An involvement in risky business transactions in an effort to make a quick or large profit.
The giving of money or food by the government directly to needy people
a government's spending of more money than it receives in revenue
a government-supported level for the prices of agricultural products, intended to keep farmers' incomes steady
characteristic of a political system in which the government exercises complete control over its citizens' lives
a political philosophy that advocates a strong, centralized, nationalistic government headed by a powerful dictator
the political philosophy—based on extreme nationalism, racism, and militaristic expansionism—that Adolf Hitler put into practice in Germany from 1933 to 1945.
the granting of concessions to a hostile power in order to keep the peace
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
a restriction of people's right to buy unlimited amounts of particular foods and other goods, often implemented during wartime to ensure adequate supplies for the military
confinement or a restriction in movement, especially under wartime conditions
The blocking of another nation's attempts to spread it's influence - especially the efforts of the United States to block the spread of Soviet influence during the late 1940s to early 1950s.
A list of about 500 actors, writers, producers and directors who were not allowed to work on Hollywood films because of their alleged Communist connections.
The practice of threatening an enemy with massive military retaliation for any aggression.
the authority to act that an elected official receives from the voters who elected him or her
the redrawing of election districts to reflect changes in population
a form of demonstration used by African Americans to protest discrimination, in which the protesters sit down in a segregated business and refuse to leave until they are served
a policy that seeks to correct the effects of past discrimination by favoring the groups who were previously disadvantaged
A public distrust of statements made by the government
a name given by President Richard Nixon to the moderate, mainstream Americans who quietly supported his Vietnam War policies