My ABC Book of U.S History. Whitney Michaelis 5-12-11 6 th. A. Annex- to add territory to one’s own territory. Abolitionist- a person who strongly favors doing away with slavery. Abstain- to not take part in some activity, such as voting. B.
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My ABC Book of U.S History
Annex- to add territory to one’s own territory .
Abolitionist- a person who strongly favors doing away with slavery.
Abstain- to not take part in some activity, such as voting.
Bond-a note issued by the government which promises to pay off a loan with interest.
Boomtown- a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population.
Burgesses-elected representatives to an assembly
Cede-to give up by treaty.
Cabinet-a group of advisers to the president.
Cash Crops-farm crop raised to be solid for money.
Desert-to leave without permission
Debtor-person or country that owns money.
Decree-an order or decision given by one in auythority
Export- to sell goods aboard.
Embargo- an order prohibiting trade with other countries.
Emigrant-a person who leaves there country or region to live else where.
Famine-an extreme shortage of food.
Free man- a person freed from slavery.
Global warming- a steady increased in average world temperatures.
Genocide-the destruction of areca or cultural group.
Guerrilla tactics-referring to surplice attacks or raid rather then organized war fare
Horizontal integration- the combining of competing firms into one corporation.
Habeas corpus- a legal order from an inquiry to determined whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned.
Holocaust- the name given to the mass slaughter of Jews and other groups by the Nazis during world war 2.
Ironclad- armored naval vessel.
Import- to buy goods from foreign markets.
Impressments-forcing people into the navy.
Judicial review-the right to supreme court to determine if a law violates the constution .
Joint occupation- the possession and settling of an area shaded by two or more countries.
Judicial branch-the branch of government including the federal court system that interprets the nation laws.
Knox Henry- secretary of war.
Kansas bleeding Kansa
Lynching-putting to death a person by the illegal action of a mod.
Landslide-an over whelming victory.
Legislative branch-the branch of government that makes the nations laws .
Majority- more then half.
Maize- an early from of corn grown by the Native Americans.
Martuyr- a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause.
Nullify- to cancel or make ineffective.
Neutral- taking no side of a conflict.
Neutral rights-the right to sail the sea and not take sides in a war.
Override- to over turn or defeat as a bill proposed in congress.
Offensive-position of attacking or the attacked.
Ordinance-a law or regulation.
Privateer- armed private ship.
Prejudice- an unfair opinion
Quakers- antislavery movement and women's right to vote.
Quebec Act- passed shortly after the coercive act
Ratify- to give official approval to.
Ranchero- Mexican ranch owner.
Suffrage- the right to vote.
Secede- to leave or withdraw.
Secession- withdraw from union.
Tribute-money paid for protection.
Tariff- a tax on imports or export.
Tide water-a region of flat, low-lying plains along the sea coast.
Unalienable rights- a right that can not be surrendered.
Underground railroad- a system that helped enslaved African Americans follow a new network of escape routes out of the south and freedom to the north.
Unconstituonal- not agreeing or consistent.
Vaquero- Hispanic ranch hand.
Vigilantes- people who take the law into their own hands.
War Hawks- republicans during Madison's presidency who pressed for war with Britain.
Whitney, Eli- cotton gin.
Washington, George- the first president.
XYZ affair- the incident became the XYZ affair.
Yeoman-southern owner of a small farm who did not have enslaved.
Yellow journalism- a type of sensational, bia
John Peter Zenger- from New York weekly journal faced changes of libel for printing a critical report about the royal government of New York.