Genni Vega 2 nd pd. May 16 2011. Abc book of U.S history. Abstain- to not take part in some activity; such as voting. Affluence- the state of having much wealth. Ambush-a surprise attack Archeology- the study of the earth. Back country- a region of hills & forest west of tidewater.
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Affluence- the state of having much wealth.
Ambush-a surprise attack
Archeology- the study of the earth.
Global warming- a steady increase in average world temperatures.
Habeas- a legal order for an inquiry to determine whether a person has been lawfully imprisoned.
Imperils - the actions used by one nation to exercise political or economic control over smaller or weaker nations.
Implied powers- powers not specially mentioned in the constitution.
Import- to buy goods from foreign countries.
Joint occupation- the position & setting of an area shared by two or more countries .
Kansas- state in the united states fighting over slavery issues in 1850’s gave territory the name belling Kansas.
Literacy- the ability to read and write.
Lock -in a canal, an enclosure with gates at the end used to lower in raising or lowering boats to level.
Lynching- putting to death a person by the illegal action of a mob
Majority- more than half.
Manumission- the freeing of enslaved persons.
Martyr- a person who sacrifices his or her life for a principle or cause.
National debt- the amount of money a national government owns to other governments or its people.
Perjury- lying when one has sworn an oath to tell the truth.
Petition- a formal request
Pilgrims- a journey to a holy place.
Xyz affair-Three French agents, publicly referred to as X, Y, and Z, but later revealed as Jean Conrad Hottinguer, Pierre Bellamy and Lucien Hauteval, demanded major concessions from the United States as a condition for continuing bilateral peace negotiations.
John Peter Zenger- was a German-American printer, publisher, editor, and journalist in New York City. He was a defendant in a landmark legal case in Americanjurisprudence that determined that truth was a defense against charges of libel and "laid the foundation for American press freedom.