Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790

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Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790
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Chapter Confederation Constitution 1776 1790

Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790
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  1. disestablish -
    To separate an official state church from its connection with the government.
  2. Emancipation -
    setting free from servitude or slavery
  3. Chattel -
    an article of personal or movable property; hence a term applied to slaves, since they were considered the personal property of their owners.
  4. abolitionist -
    favoring the end of slavery
  5. ratification -
    The confirmation or validation of an act (such as the constitution) by authoritative approval.
  6. bill of rights -
    A list of fundamental freedoms assumed to be central to society.
  7. aliens -
    Foreigners; also, persons resident in but not citizens of a country.
  8. township -
    in America, a surveyed territory six miles square; the term also refers to a unit of social government, smaller than a country that is often based on these survey units.
  9. Territory -
    In American, government an organized political entity not yet enjoying full equal terms of a state.
  10. Annex -
    To make a smaller territory or political unit part of a larger one.
  11. Requisition -
    a demand for something issued on the basis of public authority.
  12. Foreclosure -
    depriving someone of the right to redeem mortgaged property because the legal payments on the loan have not been kept up.
  13. Quorum -
    the minimum number of persons who must be present in a group before it can conduct valid business.
  14. Anarchy -
    the theory that formal government is unnecessary and wrong in principle; the term is also used generally for lawlessness or anti-governmental disorder.
  15. Bicameral, unicameral -
    referring to a legislative body with two houses (bicameral) or one (unicameral). “…representation in both houses of a bicameral congress should be based on population…”