T-Z words

tenement
A building in which several families rent rooms or apartments, often with little sanitation or safety
territory
An area that is completely controlled by another country as a colonial possession
terrorism
The use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a political goal
tight money policy
The practice of raising interest rates to slow personal spending
totalitarian
A political system in which the government suppresses all opposition and controls most aspects of people’s lives
trade deficit
The situation when the value of a country’s region foreign imports exceeds the values of its exports
trade union
Organization of workers with the same trade or skill
transcontinental
Extending across a continent
trust
A combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement, especially to reduce competition
trustbuster
Someone who breaks up a trust into smaller companies
U-boat
German submarine in the World Wars 1 and 2
unemployment insurance
Payments by the government for a limited period of time to people who have lost their jobs
vaquero
Hispanic ranch hand
Vietnamization
Nixon’s policy that called for South Vietnam to take a more active role in fighting the war and for Americans to become less involved
vigilante
People who take the law into their own hands
work relief
Programs that gave needy people government jobs
yellow journalism
Writing which exaggerates sensational, dramatic, and gruesome events to attract readers, named for stories that were popular during the late 1800s; a type of sensational, biased, and often false reporting

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