14 terms

North America Vocabulary

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Segregation
the action of setting someone apart from other people
Integrate
to combine with another so they become a whole
Civil Rights
the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality
Assassinate
to murder a politically prominent person
Oppressed
to keep someone in subservience and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority
Civil War
a war between citizens of the same country
Capital City
the most important city in a state or country, usually its seat of gov't
Archipelago
group of islands
Plains
large area of flat land with few trees
Isthmus
narrow strip of land with sea on either side; land bridge
Canal
manmade waterway constructed to allow the passage of ships
Island
land surrounded by water on all sides
Basin
natural depression of the earth's surface, typically containing water
Boycott
to not use or buy a product in order to show support for a cause
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