Sadie Jacobs


Definition: A settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modifications of demands.

Historical Example: Missouri Compromise

Example: They felt the invisible compromise between herself and her partner.

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Definition: An alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.

Historical Examples: Mahratta Confederacy

Example: If it were not for the confederacy of eucalyptus and fire.

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Definition: A group, especially of states, united for common purpose.

Historical Example: Articles of Confederation

Example: He was prominent in the affairs of the New England Confederation

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Definition: A document that sets out the laws and principles of a government.

Historical Example: The Constitution

Example: The constitution may be amended by either of two methods.

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Definition: Argument or dispute

Historical Example: Slavery Controversy

Example: In the meantime he had been placed in the center of a controversy he alone couldn't resolve.

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