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US History Terms and Definitions
House of Burgesses
Great Awakening
Mercantilism
Stamp Act
Virginia legislature formed in 1619. First example of self--g…
Religious revival in the American colonies during the 1730s a…
Economic theory that argues that a country should try to incr…
A law passed in 1765 by the British Parliament that taxed new…
House of Burgesses
Virginia legislature formed in 1619. First example of self--g…
Great Awakening
Religious revival in the American colonies during the 1730s a…
26 terms
Us History terms and definitions
Patronage
Merit
Civil Service
Interstate Commerce
Givng jobs to followers
or ability not politics
includes all federal jobs except offices and the military
business that crossed state lines
Patronage
Givng jobs to followers
Merit
or ability not politics
21 terms
US History term and definition
Tutelage
Militarist
Totaliarianism
Quarantine
The condition of being under the guardianship of another.
someone who glorifies military values or institutions and ext…
A political system of absolute control, in which all social,…
In politics, isolating a nation by refusing to have economic…
Tutelage
The condition of being under the guardianship of another.
Militarist
someone who glorifies military values or institutions and ext…
64 terms
AP US History Terms and Definitions
Pueblo Revolt
New Mexico
New France
coureurs de bois
A revolt in New Mexico that rose from the Pueblo Indians. The…
Colonized in 1609/seventeenth century... Where the Pueblos were…
Established in 1609-1610... Quebec was capital, small french col…
young males working as independent traders or paid agents for…
Pueblo Revolt
A revolt in New Mexico that rose from the Pueblo Indians. The…
New Mexico
Colonized in 1609/seventeenth century... Where the Pueblos were…
184 terms
US History Definitions of Key terms
Christopher Columbus
Treaty of Tordesillas
Encomienda; Hacienda
Middle Passager
Italian navigator who looked for a faster water route to Asia
1494, Treaty in which Spain and Portugal agreed to divide Lan…
Grant of Native American slave labor; Large farm or estate
Middle leg of the triangular trade route that brought capture…
Christopher Columbus
Italian navigator who looked for a faster water route to Asia
Treaty of Tordesillas
1494, Treaty in which Spain and Portugal agreed to divide Lan…
US History MidTerm Definitions
Gilded Age
Elisha Otis
Horatio Alger
Urbanization
describes post-Reconstruction era which was characterized by…
developed a safety elevator that would not fall if the liftin…
novelist who wrote about characters who succeeded by hard work
the number of cities and people living in them dramatically i…
Gilded Age
describes post-Reconstruction era which was characterized by…
Elisha Otis
developed a safety elevator that would not fall if the liftin…
31 terms
US History MidTerm Definition
Missouri Compromise
The Kansas Nebraska Act
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Dred Scott Decision
Missouri enters as a slave state, but slavery is banned north…
The Kansas Nebraska Act allowed citizens in Kansas and Nebras…
Harriet Beecher Stowe's fictional exploration of slave life w…
Scott was a slave who sues for his freedom based upon his ext…
Missouri Compromise
Missouri enters as a slave state, but slavery is banned north…
The Kansas Nebraska Act
The Kansas Nebraska Act allowed citizens in Kansas and Nebras…
70 terms
US History Accel Terms & Definitions
joint-stock companies
Jamestown
Powhatan
headright system
allowed investors to pool their wealth in a company to yield…
original Virginia settlement of the British colonists
Native American tribe by Jamestown, persuaded to share food w…
anyone who paid for their own or another's passage to Virgini…
joint-stock companies
allowed investors to pool their wealth in a company to yield…
Jamestown
original Virginia settlement of the British colonists
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US History Key Terms
Colony
Mercantilism
Salutary Neglect
Mayflower Compact
Land controlled by a distant nation.
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
Relax the enforcement of strict regulations.
Used to govern Plymouth colony. Example of democracy.
Colony
Land controlled by a distant nation.
Mercantilism
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
US History Final: Term Definitions
Militia
Minutemen
Mercenary
Boycott
a military force made up of ordinary citizens
a civilian during Revolutionary era, sworn to be ready to fig…
hired soldier
to refuse to buy items in order to show disapproval or force…
Militia
a military force made up of ordinary citizens
Minutemen
a civilian during Revolutionary era, sworn to be ready to fig…
18 terms
US History Midterm - Term Definitions
Salem Witch Trials - Who?
Salem Witch Trials - What?
Salem Witch Trials - When?
Salem Witch Trials - Where?
Puritans
a series of trials where people were accused of witchcraft an…
1692
Massachusetts
Salem Witch Trials - Who?
Puritans
Salem Witch Trials - What?
a series of trials where people were accused of witchcraft an…
105 terms
US History Key Terms
Colony
Mercantilism
Salutary Neglect
Mayflower Compact
Land controlled by a distant nation.
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
Relax the enforcement of strict regulations.
Used to govern Plymouth colony. Example of democracy.
Colony
Land controlled by a distant nation.
Mercantilism
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
188 terms
US History EOC TERMS
the belief (theory) that it was the ri…
The Census of 1890 announced the offic…
this war between the states (CSA v. US…
railroad baron, a true symbol of the "…
Manifest Destiny
Turner's Frontier Thesis
The Civil War
Cornelius Vanderbilt
the belief (theory) that it was the ri…
Manifest Destiny
The Census of 1890 announced the offic…
Turner's Frontier Thesis
US History Ch16 terms and definitions
Jim Crow laws
pol tax
Literacy test
Grandfather clause
segregation laws enacted in the South after Reconstruction
tax which voters were required to pay to vote
reading and writing test formerly used in some southern state…
a law which allowed a person to vote only if his ancestors ha…
Jim Crow laws
segregation laws enacted in the South after Reconstruction
pol tax
tax which voters were required to pay to vote
US History: Chapter 10 Terms and Definitions
Queen Liluokalani
Imperialism
Alfred T. Mahan
William Seward
The queen of Hawaii when the United States decided to overthr…
The policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, p…
As a leader of the US Navy, he urged government officials to…
Secretary of State under Abe Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He w…
Queen Liluokalani
The queen of Hawaii when the United States decided to overthr…
Imperialism
The policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, p…
US history terms and definitions 1-10
Industrialization
Manifest destiny
Labor union
Gilded Age
The process in which a society or country transforms itself f…
Argument that the United States was destined to expand across…
An organised association of workers, often in a trade or prof…
A period of US history in the late 1800s for political corrup…
Industrialization
The process in which a society or country transforms itself f…
Manifest destiny
Argument that the United States was destined to expand across…
31 terms
US History Final Exam Review- Terms and definitions
Sunbelt
moral majority
libertarianism
Iran-Contra Scandal
conservative south
conservative republicans
political philosophy & autonomy, freedom of choice, political…
US secretly had arms sale to Iran to get hostages back
Sunbelt
conservative south
moral majority
conservative republicans
FIT US History Terms--- Shorter definitions
Nuremberg trials
Cash and Carry
Nuremberg Laws
Pearl Harbor
In World War II German leaders tried for there crimes
Britain and France could buy US goods if they would transport…
Anti-Jewish Laws
December 7th 1941; Japan attacked and brought U.S. into WWII
Nuremberg trials
In World War II German leaders tried for there crimes
Cash and Carry
Britain and France could buy US goods if they would transport…
FIT US History Terms--- Shorter definitions
Nuremberg trials
Cash and Carry
Nuremberg Laws
Pearl Harbor
In World War II German leaders tried for there crimes
Britain and France could buy US goods if they would transport…
Anti-Jewish Laws
December 7th 1941; Japan attacked and brought U.S. into WWII
Nuremberg trials
In World War II German leaders tried for there crimes
Cash and Carry
Britain and France could buy US goods if they would transport…
US History Chapter 15 & 16 Terms/Definitions
Reservation
Sand Creek Massacre
Treaty of Laramie
Battle of Little Big Horn
a legal designation for an area of land managed by a Native A…
US army slaughter 200 Cheyenne men, women, and children
Sioux agreed to move to reservation in Black Hills
General George Custer & 264 men slaughtered Last victory for…
Reservation
a legal designation for an area of land managed by a Native A…
Sand Creek Massacre
US army slaughter 200 Cheyenne men, women, and children
15 terms
US History, Bundle 1 Terms
Bill of Rights
Declaration of Independence
US Constitution
13th Amendment
First ten amendments of the Constitution
Declared US independence from Britain
Set up the form of government for the US
Freed the slaves.
Bill of Rights
First ten amendments of the Constitution
Declaration of Independence
Declared US independence from Britain
US History MidTerm Exam Definitions
Muckrakers
Lincoln Steffens
Jacob Riis
Ida Tarbell
Writer who uncovers and exposes misconduct in politics or bus…
Managing editor at McClure's (a magazine known for uncovering…
A photographer for the New York Evening Sun. Turned his camer…
Reported that John D. Rockefeller used ruthless methods to ru…
Muckrakers
Writer who uncovers and exposes misconduct in politics or bus…
Lincoln Steffens
Managing editor at McClure's (a magazine known for uncovering…
62 terms
US History Key Terms
Colony
Mercantilism
Salutary Neglect
Mayflower Compact
Land controlled by a distant nation.
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
Relax the enforcement of strict regulations.
Used to govern Plymouth colony. Example of democracy.
Colony
Land controlled by a distant nation.
Mercantilism
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
105 terms
US History Key Terms
Colony
Mercantilism
Salutary Neglect
Mayflower Compact
Land controlled by a distant nation.
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
Relax the enforcement of strict regulations.
Used to govern Plymouth colony. Example of democracy.
Colony
Land controlled by a distant nation.
Mercantilism
British colonies were moneymakers for the mother country.
10 terms
Terms & Definitions For US History, Sean Burse
Stamp Act
Samuel Adams
Townshend Act
Boston Massacre
An act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue…
An American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of…
The Townshend Acts were a series of acts passed - beginning i…
A riot in Boston (March 5, 1770) arising from the resentment…
Stamp Act
An act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue…
Samuel Adams
An American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of…
160 terms
US History Midterm Terms
john marshall
louisiana purchase
andrew jackson
popular sovereignty
This supreme court justice established the principle of judic…
The U.S. bought this sizable territory from Napoleon's France…
The Battle of New Orleans made this general a national hero a…
Sen. Stephen Douglas proposed that this should be the way to…
john marshall
This supreme court justice established the principle of judic…
louisiana purchase
The U.S. bought this sizable territory from Napoleon's France…
693 terms
US History Terms
Bering Sea
Incas
Aztecs
Cahokia
the sea between Alaska and Siberia which was once a land brid…
a great tribe meaning "children of the sun" centered in prese…
a great tribe settling in Mexico; they grew maize and became…
an ancient settlement of southern Indians; located near prese…
Bering Sea
the sea between Alaska and Siberia which was once a land brid…
Incas
a great tribe meaning "children of the sun" centered in prese…
11 terms
US History: Reconstruction definitions
Freedmen's Bureau
Sharecropper
Carpetbagger
Scalawags
Provided food and clothing, and education to former slaves
Blacks would farm the planter's Land, using seed, fertilizer,…
Northerners who moved South after the war to help rebuild the…
White southern republicans; southerners that remained loyal t…
Freedmen's Bureau
Provided food and clothing, and education to former slaves
Sharecropper
Blacks would farm the planter's Land, using seed, fertilizer,…
309 terms
US History Terms
Early America
Leif Eriksson
Christopher Columbus
Columbian Exchange
life in the new world
Viking who led settlers to the eastern shores of what is now…
An Italian navigator who was funded by the Spanish Government…
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies b…
Early America
life in the new world
Leif Eriksson
Viking who led settlers to the eastern shores of what is now…
31 terms
AP US History Key Terms and Concepts Chapter 10
franchise
notables
political machines
spoils system
The right to vote
Wealthy, northern landlords, slave-owning planters and seapor…
nick name of new political parties because they efficiently w…
The practice of a successful political party giving public of…
franchise
The right to vote
notables
Wealthy, northern landlords, slave-owning planters and seapor…
US Constitution Terms and Definitions
Federal (Government)
Articles of Confederation
bicameral
The Virginia Plan
The national government; the government with jurisdiction (co…
The first governing document of US - created a WEAK central g…
A legislature consisting of two parts (or two houses); in Ame…
Proposed during the Constitutional Convention, this called fo…
Federal (Government)
The national government; the government with jurisdiction (co…
Articles of Confederation
The first governing document of US - created a WEAK central g…
24 terms
AP US History Chapter 16 Terms
transcontinental railroad
protective tariff
Treaty of Kanagawa
Burlingame Treaty
Completed in 1869 at Promontory, Utah, it linked the eastern…
A tax on imported goods that raises the price of imports so p…
a treaty signed between the U.S. and Japan allowing Japan to…
An 1868 treaty that guaranteed the rights of U.S. missionarie…
transcontinental railroad
Completed in 1869 at Promontory, Utah, it linked the eastern…
protective tariff
A tax on imported goods that raises the price of imports so p…
284 terms
US History EOC Review Terms
Gilded Age
Technological (Second Industrial) Revo…
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
1870s - 1890s; time period looked good on the outside, despit…
based on steel, railroads, electricity, oil-based products
He was an American inventor who was responsible for developin…
American inventor best known for inventing the electric light…
Gilded Age
1870s - 1890s; time period looked good on the outside, despit…
Technological (Second Industrial) Revo…
based on steel, railroads, electricity, oil-based products
US History People and Terms
Loyalists (Tories)
Patriots
Common Sense
Minutemen
Americans, but supported British in the war (not physically)
Americans, supported America in war
Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 that inspired peo…
Americans who independently organized to form well-prepared m…
Loyalists (Tories)
Americans, but supported British in the war (not physically)
Patriots
Americans, supported America in war
US History Names and Definitions
Henry Hudson
John Cabot
Giovanni de Verrazzano
Jacques Cartier
was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th c…
was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of…
was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of K…
was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is no…
Henry Hudson
was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th c…
John Cabot
was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of…
20 terms
US History Terms: Government
Congress
Ratified
Republic
Demoncracy
Part of the legislative branch made up of the Senate and the…
Voted to put in place; voted "yes"
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders b…
a government ruled by the people
Congress
Part of the legislative branch made up of the Senate and the…
Ratified
Voted to put in place; voted "yes"
US History- Unit 1 Terms
Conquistadors
Hernando Cortes
indentured servants
Jamestown
Spanish explorers looking for Gold and Silver
claimed Aztec lands for Spain in 1519, Aztecs thought he was…
colonists who received free passage to North America in excha…
Virginia company, first English settlement 1607
Conquistadors
Spanish explorers looking for Gold and Silver
Hernando Cortes
claimed Aztec lands for Spain in 1519, Aztecs thought he was…
36 terms
AP US History | Chapter 20 and 21 | Terms and Definitions
Fort Sumter
Border States
West Virginia
Trent affair
South Carolina location where Confederate forces fired the fi…
Five slave states—Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and…
Mountainous region that broke away from Virginia in 1861 to f…
Diplomatic row that threatened to bring the British into the…
Fort Sumter
South Carolina location where Confederate forces fired the fi…
Border States
Five slave states—Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and…
22 terms
AP US History Chapter 17 Terms
Homestead lockout
management revolution
vertical integration
trust
1892 lockout of workers at a steel mill after Andrew Carnegie…
An internal management structure adopted by many large, compl…
A business model in which a corporation controls all aspects…
A small group of associates that hold stock from a group of c…
Homestead lockout
1892 lockout of workers at a steel mill after Andrew Carnegie…
management revolution
An internal management structure adopted by many large, compl…
US History Final Definitions
Triple Entente (Allied Powers)
Gross National Product
Fundamentalism
Domino Theory
Britain, France, Russia
The market value of all the products and services produced in…
Literal translation of the Bible
If one country falls to communism others will follow
Triple Entente (Allied Powers)
Britain, France, Russia
Gross National Product
The market value of all the products and services produced in…
22 terms
AP US History General Terms
Demographics
Culture
Politics
Social
the statistical data of a population, especially those showin…
the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society
activities that relate to influencing the actions and policie…
relationships between people
Demographics
the statistical data of a population, especially those showin…
Culture
the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society
21 terms
AP US History Ch. 19 Terms
Chicago school
mutual aid society
race riot
tenement
A school of architecture dedicated to the design of buildings…
An urban aid society that served members of an ethnic immigra…
A term for an attack on African Americans by white mobs, trig…
A high-density, cheap, five- or six-story housing unit design…
Chicago school
A school of architecture dedicated to the design of buildings…
mutual aid society
An urban aid society that served members of an ethnic immigra…
10 terms
Us history definitions
War of attrition
Draft
Greenbacks
Copperheads
A type of war which one side enflicts continous losses on the…
Required military service
Name giver to the national paper currency created in 1862
During the civil war an anti war northern democrat
War of attrition
A type of war which one side enflicts continous losses on the…
Draft
Required military service
10 terms
us history definitions
bonus army
gilded age
radical
baby boom
world war 2 veterans who came to washington dc to receive the…
a period of industrial and urban growth but with political an…
someone who wants major change in the area of politics
the jump in birth rate in the 1940s-1960s
bonus army
world war 2 veterans who came to washington dc to receive the…
gilded age
a period of industrial and urban growth but with political an…
72 terms
US HISTORY OGT TERMS
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Eductaion
California v. Bakke
Marbury v. Madison
Supreme court endorsed segregation as Constitutional. Separat…
Declared segregation of schools unconstitutional
Brought attention to affirmative action
This case establishes the Supreme Court's power of Judicial R…
Plessy v. Ferguson
Supreme court endorsed segregation as Constitutional. Separat…
Brown v. Board of Eductaion
Declared segregation of schools unconstitutional
37 terms
US History Terms and Vocab Final Review
unalienable rights
Enlightenment
ratification
checks and balances
These rights are fundamental or natural rights guaranteed to…
18th century philosophy stressing reason, and how it can be u…
Formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a cons…
A major principle of the American system of government. Helps…
unalienable rights
These rights are fundamental or natural rights guaranteed to…
Enlightenment
18th century philosophy stressing reason, and how it can be u…
28 terms
US History - Unit 2 Terms
Abolitionist Movement
Republican Party
Copperheads
Total War
nineteenth century movement that sought an end to slavery
political party established around an antislavery platform in…
negative term given to antiwar northern Democrats during the…
military strategy in which an army attacks not only enemy tro…
Abolitionist Movement
nineteenth century movement that sought an end to slavery
Republican Party
political party established around an antislavery platform in…
US Laws Terms and definitions
Congressional Election Districts
State Legislatures
Initiative
Hung Jury
They are assigned areas of states for senate and house of rep…
A group of people within the state that make the state's laws.
When the citizens advocate and idea for a law.
When a jury can not decide on a verdict.
Congressional Election Districts
They are assigned areas of states for senate and house of rep…
State Legislatures
A group of people within the state that make the state's laws.
US History Key Definitions
Stamp Act
Indentured Servitude
Headright System
Quakers
British imposed tax that taxed things like paper, newspapers,…
a way of paying for transportation across the Atlantic Ocean-…
used to attract people to come to America- new settlers recei…
a peaceful Christan religion that moved to the U.S. to avoid…
Stamp Act
British imposed tax that taxed things like paper, newspapers,…
Indentured Servitude
a way of paying for transportation across the Atlantic Ocean-…
US History Definition
D-Day
Battle of the Bulge
V-E Day
Battle of Midway
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday,…
The Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945),…
Marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of…
The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacif…
D-Day
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday,…
Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945),…
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