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  1. My ABC Book of U.S History Cytois Horton 5-12-11 4th

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. D Disarmament-removal of weapons Debtor-person or country that owns money. Decree-an order or decision given by one in a

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. G Guerrilla tactic-referring to surprise attacks or raids rather than organized warfare Guerrilla warfare- a hit And run technique used in fighting a war Gettysburg Address-an address spoking by Abraham Lincoln

  9. 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

  10. I Inflation-a continuous rise in the price goods and services Import- a good bought from foreign markets Impressment-forcing people into service, as in the navy

  11. 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 government

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. O Offensive-position of attacking or attack itself Override-overturn or defeat, as a bill proposed in congress Ordinance-a law or regulation

  16. P Prejudge-an unfair opinion not based on facts Partisan- favoring one side of an issue Petition-a formal request

  17. Q Quarter-to proued living accommodations Quaker-a protestant group called society of friends Quebec-capital of new France

  18. R Recruit-to enlist soldiers in the army Radical-extreme Ratify-to give official approval to

  19. S Sectionalism –loyalty to a region Secede-to leave or withdraw Secession –withdraw from the union

  20. T Tribute-money paid fore protection Tariff-a tax on imports or exports Temperance-the use of little or no alcoholic drink

  21. U Underground Rail road –a system that helped enslaved African Americans follow a network of escape routes out of the south to the north Unalienable rights-a right that cannot be surrendered Unconstitutional-not agreeing or consistent with the constitution

  22. V Vigilantes-people who take a law into their own hands Veto-to reject a bill and prevent it from becoming a law Vaquero- Hispanic ranch hand

  23. W Vigilantes-people who take a law into their own hands War haws Vaquero- Hispanic ranch hand