Discipline: Humanities

Grade Level: 9-10 

Course: English/ History

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Government of the People
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Vocabulary
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
A quotation from a reference, especially in a scholarly work.
A system of government by the rule of majority of the people.
The system by which a community is ruled; the structure that informs, shapes, and sustains the distribution and exercise of authority in a political state.
A formal speech given at a ceremony or special occasion; the manner in which a speech is delivered.
To restate in another form or different words, often to make the meaning more clear or to reflect in one’s own words what another has already stated.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
Material that is closest to what is being studied, usually an artifact, document, recording, or interview, that was created during the time period or within the context under investigation by a person directly involved in the event.
A sentence that states an argument or main point, which is developed in an essay or paper and supported with examples and evidence.
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