TX Revolution Vocabulary

We are working hard in class to discuss a few words each day to help prepare for next Friday’s quiz! We have been adding example sentences to our flashcards as we go. The Texas Revolution is a key part of Texas history, and it really helps our understanding to understand the vocabulary words used!

 

Every kiddo has a copy of the words and their own flashcards. The words are also right here and in www.quizlet.com. Our login is “fourthgradesomething” and our password is “steveshark”

 

Right: A freedom

 

Petition: A signed request for action

 

Democracy: A form of government in which people make decisions themselves or choose leaders to do so

 

Delegate: A person chosen to speak or act for others

 

Convention: An important meeting

 

Constitution:  A written plan for government

 

Republic: A form of government in which the people choose their leaders

 

Abolish: To put an end to (Ex. The students wished the teachers would abolish homework.)

 

Patriotism: The love of one’s country

 

Retreat: To pull back or withdraw

 

Cavalry: A unit of soldiers on horseback

 

Massacre: The killing of many people who cannot defend themselves

 

Scout: A person sent ahead to gather information about the land or the enemy

 

Cabinet: A group of people who help a leader make decisions

 

Election:  An event in which people vote to choose government leaders