Vocab

Sadie Jacobs

Compromise

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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Confederacy

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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Confederation

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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Constitution

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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Controversy

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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