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US History Vocab 2

Unit 3 US History vocab
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Monarchy
State ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
Republic
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting
Inherently
Naturally part of something
Lousiana Purchase
The purchase of French land between the Mississippi river and the Rocky Mountains that doubled the size of the US
Judicial Review
The power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
Sacajawea
Native American woman who served as a guide an interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition
Cotton Gin
A machine for cleaning the seeds from cotton fibers, invented by Eli Whitney in 1793
Migration
The movement of persons from one country or locality to another
Frontier
The edge of a settled area
Settler
A person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country