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Victorian

pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria, someone whos in that period

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middle class

a social class that had very wealthy members without aristocratic heritage

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sentimentalize

to appeal to emotion rather than reason

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materialistic

care only about possessions and physical comfort above all else

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antiseptic

prevents the spread of bacteria and kills it

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huckster

someone who uses aggressive selling tactics to make profit

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whist

card game

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leisure travel

travelling for fun

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infrastructure

roads, canals, sewers, public services, and transportation networks that allow a community to function

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the Canadas

Canada east and west

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reserves

land set out by government for the First Nations

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band

an aboriginal community

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assimilate

join ones culture and give in to their traditions

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enfranchisement

giving rights/protection to a citizen of a particular country

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Elders

the respected people for their wisdom and traditional knowledge

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bias

favoring one view and misinterpreting other views

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mercantilism

where the home country uses raw goods imported from the colonies to make goods

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Corn Laws

laws that limited grain imports and protected British agriculture

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tariff

a duty that must be paid on an imported item

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economic depression

a period of low economic activity marked by high employment

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Rebellion Losses Bill

a bill that promises compensation to people of Canada east that suffered property damage from rebellions

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federation

a union of provinces that keeps certain powers but gives up other powers to a government

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annex

take over a territory and add it to another country

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Manifest Destiny

american idea that US had to control all of NA

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American civil war

north vs south during slavery

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whip

the person who is responsible for enduring discipline

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coalition

politics where groups work together to achieve a common goal

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corruption

taking bribes or using an influence to gain an unfair advantage

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representation by population

proportional representation in goverment, more population=more elected officials

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reciprocity

agreement providing free trade between US and british