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American Pageant - Chapter 16 - Vocabulary

Vocabulary from the guidebook packet for Chapter 16 in American Pageant.
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Oligarchy
Rule by a small elite.
Medievalism
Devotion to the social values, customs, or beliefs thought to be characteristic of the European Middle Ages.
Commission
Fee paid to an agent in a transaction, usually as a percentage of the sale.
Middlemen
In commerce, those who stand between the producer and the retailer or consumer.
Racism
Belief in the superiority of one race over another or behavior reflecting such a belief.
Bankruptcy
Legally, the condition of being declared unable to meet legitimate financial obligations or debts, requiring special supervision by the courts.
Overseer
Someone who governs or directs the work of another.
Sabotage
Intentional destruction or damage of goods, machines, or productive processes.
Fratricidal
Literally, concerning the killing of brothers; the term is often applied to the killing of relatives or countrymen in feuds or civil wars.
Sororicide
Killing of sisters.
Patricide
Killing of fathers.
Matricide
Killing of mothers.
Barbarism
The condition of being crude, uneducated, or uncivilized.