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APUSH exam terminology
These are words that appear on the AP exam or throughout the AP course. This list is not sanctioned by the College board
Terms in this set (100)
The adding of a region to the territory of an existing political unit.
support; prop up; increase
of the same kind; alike
to take over; to seize power
a division into two parts
the highest point; peak
to happen at the same time
reduce the powers of government agencies or policies
traditionally associated with the Democratic party
traditionally associated with the Republican party
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
spiteful, showing ill will
hostile and aggressive
to receive something positive from a policy, individual, or group
A refusal to buy or use goods and services.
A large, complex organization composed of appointed officials
A self-governing territory associated with another country
someone who disagrees
an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
to take advantage of
involving financial matters
Impose or raise a tax
no longer needed or fashionable
extended in time
to give up; to abandon; to cast off something; to disown
well-known, famous, celebrated
coined money, usually gold or silver, used to back paper money
a sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive.
to respect deeply
to stop by force, put down
a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion.
To give credit or recognition to
to rise and fall; to vary irregularly
across a continent
very important, because it includes or influences many things
a person dedicated to the cause of reform and prepared to use political action toward that goal
to absorb fully; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully
based on a set of beliefs
actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned;in reality, actually
the act of conquering
to kill or destroy a large part of
Demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
effective writing or speaking
fear of foreigners
domination over others
relating to the structure of populations
a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group; an official statement
believing in the social and economic equality of all people
to make easier; to assist
a point in time that marks an important, often historical change
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land
the concept of events, ideas, people being connected over a period of time
The circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surrounding a event.
give voting rights
the action of providing or supplying something for use
having many aspects or parts
An economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
pertaining to a governor
to break up into opposing factions or groupings
A grant of legal freedom to an individual slave.
a prison for criminals
restraint or moderation, especially in regards to alcohol or food
be a perfect example of
to recommend; to speak in favor of
to rise above or beyond, exceed
Ability of a state to govern its territory; free from control of its internal affairs by other states.
a policy of favoring those born on American soil
the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
third party political movement to address farmers' plight
the belief that a country should take little or no part in foreign affairs, especially through alliances or wars.
the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits.
Conservative beliefs in the Bible and that it should be literally believed and applied
A cultural movement embracing human empowerment and rejecting traditionalism as outdated.
current, modern; from the same time
having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
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