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.