My ABC BOOK OF U.S. HISTROY WILLIAM STUART SOC 5\12\11
A Abolitionist- a person who strongly favors doing away with slavery. Article- a part of a document, such as the Constitution ,that deals with a single subject Alien- an immigrant living in a country in which he or she is not a citizen
B Boycott- to refuse to buy item from a particular country Burgesses- Elected representatives to an assembly Bond-a note issued by the government which promises to pay off a loan with interses
C Cabinet- a group of advisers to the president. Capital- money for investment Ceded- to give up by treaty
D Daft- the selection of persons for required military service. Drought- a long period of time with little rainfall Desert- to leave without permission
E Emancipate- to free from slavery Embargo- an order prohibiting trade with another county. Emigrant-a person who leaves a country or region
F Federal debt- the amount of money owned by the government. Furgitive- runaway or trying to runaway Ferminist- a person who advocates or is active in promoting
G Genocide- the deliberate distraction of a racial, politcal, cultural, group. Global warming- a steady increase in average world tempertures Greenback- a peace of U.S.
I Import- to buy goods from foreign markets. Inflation- a continuous rise in the price of goods and services. Indentered servant- laborer who agreed to work without pay for a certain period of time.
J Judicial Branch- the branch of government including the nations laws. Judicial review- the right of the supreme court to determine if a law violates the constitution. Joint Occupation- the possession and setting of an area shared by two or more countries
K Kennedy F, John- was a democrat senator Knox, Henry –Secretary of war King Dr. Martin Luther, Jr.- I have a dream
L Legislative branch – the branch of government that makes the nations laws. Landslide- an over whelming victory Loyalist- American colonist who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independent.
M Mayflower compact- a formal document, written in 1620, that provided law and order to the Plymouth colony Militia- a group of civilans trained to fight in emergencies. Mission religious- settlement
N Neutral- taking no side in a conflict Nullify- to cancel or make in effective Northwest Passage- Water route to Asia through North American Sought by European explores