disestablish - To separate an official state church from its connection with the government.
Emancipation - setting free from servitude or slavery
Chattel - an article of personal or movable property; hence a term applied to slaves, since they were considered the personal property of their owners.
abolitionist - favoring the end of slavery
ratification - The confirmation or validation of an act (such as the constitution) by authoritative approval.
bill of rights - A list of fundamental freedoms assumed to be central to society.
aliens - Foreigners; also, persons resident in but not citizens of a country.
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.
Territory - In American, government an organized political entity not yet enjoying full equal terms of a state.
Annex - To make a smaller territory or political unit part of a larger one.
Requisition - a demand for something issued on the basis of public authority.
Foreclosure - depriving someone of the right to redeem mortgaged property because the legal payments on the loan have not been kept up.
Quorum - the minimum number of persons who must be present in a group before it can conduct valid business.
Anarchy - the theory that formal government is unnecessary and wrong in principle; the term is also used generally for lawlessness or anti-governmental disorder.
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…”
You just finished Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790. Nice work!
Tip: Use ← → keys to navigate!