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S.S Test One
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The expansion of countries into other countries where they establish settlements and control the people
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
the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
french and idian war
first world-wide war; Britain and the American colonists versus France
1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc.
A tax that the British Parliament passed in 1767 that was placed on leads, glass, paint and tea
The first bloodshed of the American Revolution (1770), as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five Americans
Boston Tea Party
A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
A volunteer group of soldiers that did not like British rule. Played useful roles in many battles , especially as the support and reinforcements for the Continental Army regulator.
A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
Committees of Correspondence
Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
Interprets the laws
Separation of Powers
Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, with the legislative branch making law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law
national defense, currency, post office, foreign affairs, interstate commerce
powers that are held by both state and national governments
Control public schools,Control local elections,Set up governments, Control trade in states, provide laws for safety,health, and welfare.
territorial acquisitions as settlers began moving westward beyond the Appalachian Mountains
1862 - Provided free land in the West to anyone willing to settle there and develop it. Encouraged westward migration.
The development of industries for the machine production of goods.
Loyalty to one's own region of the country, rather than to the nation as a whole
Road to Civil War
Events such as the slave conflict, abolition movement, the decisions over which new states should be free or slave states led to acts of violence (Bleeding Kansas), which led to the South's cessation from the union.
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