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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson D: The Americas — Land of Revolutionary Opportunity

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
coup a sudden takeover of power, usually by force
dominion territory under a government
Latin America all those parts of the Americas that were once part of the Spanish and Portuguese empires, and that speak languages stemming from Latin; all of the Americas south of the U.S.
province state; district
republic a government in which citizens have the right to choose their leaders
viceroyalty the territory or province of a colony controlled by Spain


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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