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We, the People of the United States from The American Revolutionaries; A History in Their Own Words 1750-1800 by Milton Meltzer Open Court - Fifth Grade.

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1 We, the People of the United States from The American Revolutionaries; A History in Their Own Words by Milton Meltzer Open Court - Fifth Grade Unit 4 - Making a New Nation Lesson 5 Word Knowledge and Selection Vocabulary A presentation by Claire Stoermer- Fruitvale School - Oakland

2 Word Knowledge abcdefghijklm nopqrstuvwxyz

3 sovereignty autocracy foreign domestic old new His foreign policy was excellent; however, his domestic policy was lacking. antonym pairs words that mean the same or nearly the same thing Can you think of more antonym pairs?

4 needed weeks speeches fleets They needed weeks to write their speeches. long e sound spelled ee Can you think of more words that use this spelling for the long e sound?

5 presided create approaching obstruction The approaching car created a lot of noise. consonant -r blends in a blend, you can still hear BOTH sounds List more words that contain consonant -r blends. Remember the blend doesnt have to be at the beginning of the word.

6 presiding derived urging prepared securing The presiding judge is urging the defense layer to keep her defense short. drop the final -e before adding a word ending Can you identify the root words? Can you list more words where the final -e is dropped before adding a word ending?

7 Selection Vocabulary preamble diplomacy ratification despotism constituent

8 preamble Here is the preamble which consists of two brief parts. Jans report began with a long preamble. the section of text at the beginning of a law document that states why the document was written

9 diplomacy But on the floor and off, he stressed the need for compassion and humility with that homely charm and wit that had made him so great an asset in diplomacy. The former president, who was known for his diplomacy, united the warring countries. the handling of relations between nations

10 ratification When the delegate reached a final draft, Franklin spoke to them, urging all to sign it. They would exert the most decisive influence during the ratification debate in the states. The ratification of the new law reduced our taxes. the formal approval of law or laws

11 despotism...I believe further that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. I cannot imagine living under despotism because I have lived under a democratic government all my life. a system of government in which one ruler has all the power

12 constituent If every one of us in returning to our constituents were to report the objections he has had to it, and use his influence to gain partisans in support of them, we might prevent its being generally received... The local government polled thousands of constituents to gather information about the hopes and thoughts of people. a voter in a particular area

13 Vocabulary Quiz 1.__________ a voter in a particular area 2.__________ the formal approval of law or laws 3.__________ the section of text at the beginning of a law document that states why the document was written 4.__________ the handling of relations between nations 5.__________ a system of government in which one ruler has all of the power


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