US history exam #1
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To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
Balance of powers
the distribution of power among countries so that no one nation can seriously threaten the fundamentalinterests of another
Slaves were treated differently in different colonies.
the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
Indian removal act
federal law that permitted the president to give public lands in the West to Indians residing in eastern states, in exchange for their removal west of the Mississippi River;
the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
A group of unofficial advisers to the head of a government.
the branch of government having the power to make laws
Lewis and clark expedition
an expedition sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the northwestern territories of the United States; led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; traveled from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River from 1803 to 1806
A territory of the western United States extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains between the Gulf of Mexico and the Canadian border. It was purchased from France on April 30, 1803, for $15 million and officially explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806).
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