Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

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U.S. Policy of Isolationism vs. Aggression in the 1930s
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Vocabulary
An unprovoked attack, invasion, or forceful action by one state that violates the rights of another state. Acts that could potentially be harmful to oneself or other people.
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.
To demand as a right.
A system of government by the rule of majority of the people.
Facts, information, or something that provides proof to support whether a belief is true or valid.
An authoritarian, totalitarian, nationalistic political philosophy, movement, regime, or system of government.
Relating to a country different from one’s one.
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 national policy of remaining separate from the relations of other countries.
The act or policy of nonparticipation or remaining neutral in a dispute or war.
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.
A deterrent or having the power to take action against an anticipated situation or occurrence.
Defending or protecting oneself or property from being harmed by another.
The United States Code of Federal Regulations definition is as follows: “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).
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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