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"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from Chapters 12-18

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull (now also McKinstry) struggled to live past and understand. Read "While the World Watched: A...
defiant, conscience, reprisal, oppression, implement, boycott, acquit, stereotype, lethargy, more...
35 words

"While the World Watched," Vocabulary from Chapters 6-11

While the world watched, September 15, 1963 became a traumatic day that fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull (now also McKinstry) struggled to live past and understand. Read "While the World Watched: A...
hypocrisy, sanctuary, perpetrate, impetus, epitomize, retaliate, permeate, epitaph, paraphrase, more...
35 words

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

"Self-Reliance," from Essays: First Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841). http://www.emersoncentral.com/selfreliance.htm
importune, nonconformist, permeable, domesticate, reliance, interloper, maturation, dishearten, asinine, more...
175 words

Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

In this milestone decision, the Supreme Court ruled that separating children in public schools on the basis of race was unconstitutional. It signaled the end of legalized racial segregation in the...
equal protection of the laws, nonsegregated, Fourteenth Amendment, segregation, Attorney General of the United States, make unnecessary, segregate, reexamine, ungraded, more...
183 words

"The Declaration of Sentiments" (Women's suffrage)

"The Declaration of Sentiments" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, Seneca Falls Conference, 1848. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/senecafalls.asp
aggrieve, direct object, sufferable, usurpation, disfranchisement, inalienable, fraudulently, entitle, monopolize, more...
142 words

Miranda v. Arizona (Miranda Rights)

Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, June 13, 1966. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0384_0436_ZS.html
inculpatory, self-incrimination, exculpatory, custodial, interrogation, admissibility, Fifth Amendment, incommunicado, defendant, more...
79 words

The Star-Spangled Banner

Composed by Francis Scott Key, 1814. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0194015.html
vauntingly, spangled, hireling, fitfully, banner, o'er, stripe, footstep, rampart, more...
58 words

The Monroe Doctrine

Vocabulary list for studying The Monroe Doctrine (1823). http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/monroe.asp
comport, amicable, enlighten, continent, adhere, agitate, accede, interpose, oppress, more...
102 words
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