My ABC Book of U.S History Cytois Horton 5-12-11 4th
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 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
C Cede-to give up by treaty. Cabinet-a group of advisers to the president Cash Crops-farm crop raised to be solid for money.
D Disarmament-removal of weapons Debtor-person or country that owns money. Decree-an order or decision given by one in a
E Emancipate-free from slavery Executive Branch-the branch of government, headed by president ,that carries out the nation’s laws, and policies Export-to sell goods abroad
F Federalism- the sharing of power federal and state governments Fugitive- runaway or try to run away Factory system-system bringing manufacturing steps together in one place to increase efficiency
G Guerrilla tactic-referring to surprise attacks or raids rather than organized warefare Guerrilla warfare- a hit And run technique used in fighting a war Gettysburg Address-an address spoking by Abraham Lincoln
H House of Burgesses-make local laws for the colony Human rights- rights regarded as belonging to all persons, such as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture and execution Henry, John-he worked on the railroads he was an African American renowned for his strength and skill in driving and steel drills into solid rock
I Inflation-a continuous rise in the price goods and sevices Import- a good bought from foreign markets Impressment-forcing people into service, as in the navy
J Jackson, Andrew- a favorite son candidate Judicial Review-the right of the supreme court to determine if a law violates the constitution Judicial branch- the branch of goverment
K KU-KLUX-KLAN-a violent group Kansas state-in the central United States fighting over slavery issue in 1850’s gave the territory name bleeding Kansas Kentucky-state in the south central United States border state that sided with he union during the civil war
L Lynching-putting to death a person by illegal action of a mob Legislative Branch-making of the laws Laissez-faire-policy that government should interfere as little as possible in the nations economy
M Mercenary –paid soldiers who serves in the army of a foreign country Minutemen-companies of civilian soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight on minutes notice Militia-a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
O Naturalization-to grant full citizenship to a foreigner Neutral-taking no side in a conflict Nullify-to cancel or make ineffecive