Chapter 27 Notes:
Imperialism: extending authority of nation over foreign countries.
Jingoism: spirit, police of practice of jingoes.
Invoke: call for desire; pray for.
Protectorate: relation of strong state towards weak state; protected territory.
Chapter 26 Notes: The Great West and the Agricultural
Plight: condition; state or situation.
Skein: length of yarn/thread wound on a reel; use in manufacturing.
Blight: rapid discoloration; wilting; death.
George A. Custer:
Found gold in Sioux
Chapter 25 Notes - America Moves to the City
Assimilate: take in as ones own; adjust; adapt.
Guise: general outside appearance; style of dress.
Avarice: miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.
Edifice: a building, one large in size.
Tedium: quality or st
Chapter 24 Notes Industry Comes of Age
Pyres a pile of wood or other combustible material.
Plutocracy government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
One of the Big Four.
He was the ex governor of California.
He had useful political
Chapter 23 Notes: Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age
Graft: bud, shoot, or scion of a plant.
Impudent: of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence of effrontery;
Conclave: private or secret meeting.
Dogmatic: asserting opinions
Chapter 22 Notes: The Ordeal of Reconstruction
Benevolent: expressing goodwill or kindly feelings.
Meddlesome: meddling, interfering, intrusive.
Contentious: tending to argue or strife; quarrelsome.
Muster: to assemble, as for battle, display, inspection,
Chapter 21 Notes: The Furnace of Civil War
Folly: the state of being foolish; lack of understand or sense.
Formidable: causing fear; apprehension, or dread.
Verdant: green with vegetation; covered with growing plants of grass.
Intangible: not definite or
Chapter 20 Notes: Girding for War: The North and the South
Garrison: body of troops stationed.
Rancor: bitter; hatred; malice.
Epithet: characterizing word to do with a person or thing often in place of an actual name.
Prudent: wise or judicious; discreet
Chapter 19 Notes: Drifting Toward Disunion
Indelible: cannot be forgotten, erased, and eliminated.
Pall: cloth that cover coffins or tombs.
Affidavit: a document, authorized by an official officer.
Austere: grave, sober, solemn, serious.
Chapter 18 Notes: Renewing the Sectional Struggle
Ardent: having or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; intensely devoted.
Miscreant: depraved, villainous, or base.
Reproach: to find fault with a person, group, etc.; blame.
Chapter 17 Notes - Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy
Imperious: domineering; arrogant; overbearing
Coffers: a box or chest; for valuables.
Precarious: dependent; uncertain; unstable; no foundation.
Dissolute: indifferent; licentious.
Lament: to feel or expr
Chapter 16 Notes: The South and the Slavery Controversy
Insolence: offensive, impudent, or disrespectful.
Sordid: meanly selfish, self-seeking, or mercenary; dirty of filthy.
Sundering: to separate; part; divide; sever.
Zealots: a person who shows enthusi
Chapter 15 Notes: The Ferment of Reform and Culture
Depravity: the state of being corrupted, wicked, or perverted.
Pungency: Sharply affecting taste or smell organs; penetrating power; biting; acrid; poignant.
Lyceum: institution for popular education hol