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AP US History Vocabulary (81-100)

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Fascism
A political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and has no tolerance for opposition.
Federalism
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments.
Fervor
Intense and passionate feeling.
Filibuster
Use of obstructionist tactics, esp. prolonged speechmaking, to delay legislative action; an instance of the use of such delaying tactics.
Foreign policy
A nation's actions regarding how they treat other nations.
Fortification
A defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.
Fraud
A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.
Free-enterprise economic system
The system in the U.S. and other free marked economies. It includes economic choice, competition, profit motive, and limited government regulation of the economy.
Futility
Uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result.
Garrison
Troops stationed in a fort or fortified place.
Genocide
The extermination of a cultural or racial group.
Gerrymander
To divide (an area) into voting districts in order to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.
Grievances
Complaints.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The total dollar value of the final goods and services produced in a country each year.
Hemisphere
Half of the earth.
Immigration
To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.
Impeach
To make an accusation against; to charge with misconduct in office before a proper tribunal; to challenge or discredit.
Imperialism
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Imports
Goods and services that consumers in one country buy from producers in another country.
Impoverish
To deprive of strength; to make poor.