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Westward Expansion Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. pathfinder The doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
2. nationalism Insufficient for what is needed
3. annex A set of beliefs held by a group, church, or political party
4. suffrage A powered rail vehicle used for pulling trains
5. locomotive Patriotic efforts, feelings, or principles
6. pioneer The right to vote in political elections
7. secede A person who is the first or among the first to settle a new area
8. doctrine A set of circumstances that make it possible to do something that is wanted or needed
9. sectionalism To remove oneself or to withdraw formally from the membership in a federal alliance, an organization, or a union
10. abolitionism Someone who moves ahead of other people to create or find a way to pass through an area
11. opportunity Restriction of interest to a very small amount of items or one single item
12. scarce Append or add something as an extra part

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