Vocabulary – Joseph Emerson Brown
Confederate: noun; supporter of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War
Policy: noun; a program of actions adopted by a person, group, or government, or the set of principles on which they are based
Governorship: noun; the office of governor, the period of time a person is in the office of governor
Centralized: adjective; a form of government where political or administrative power from local or lower levels is taken and concentrate it in a central authority such as the federal government.
Ardent: adjective; passionate, enthusiastic. feeling or showing great enthusiasm or eagerness
Foe: noun; enemy
Tyrant: noun; an absolute ruler who exercises power cruelly and unjustly
Reconstruction: noun; the period of U.S. history from 1865 through 1877, during which the states that had seceded during the Civil War were reorganized under federal control and later restored to the Union.
Forged: verb; to establish and strive to develop something with great effort
Alliance: noun; an association of groups, people, or nations who agree to cooperate to achieve a common goal
Triumvirate: noun; a group of three people who jointly share some responsibility, authority, or power
Independent: adjective; capable of thinking or acting without consultation with or guidance from others