P,Q,R words

Pacifist
Person opposed to the use of war or violence to settle disputes
Pension
A sum paid regularly to a person, usually after retirement
Perjury
Lying when one has sworn an oath to tell the truth
Poll Tax
A tax of a fixed amount per person that had to be paid before the person could vote
Poverty Line
A level of personal or family income below which one is classified as poor according to government standards
Productivity
How much work each worker does
Prohibition
The nationwide ban on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor in the United States that went into effect when the eighteenth amendment was ratified
Propaganda
Ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion
Protectorate
A country that is technically independent, but is actually under the control of another country
Provisional Government
Temporary government
Public Works
Projects such as highways, parks, and libraries built with public funds for public use
Quota System
An arrangement placing a limit on the number of immigrants from each country
Ragtime
A type of music with a strong rhythm and a lively melody with accented notes, which was popular in early 1900s
Railroad Baron
Powerful and aggressive businessmen who controlled the nation’s railroads
Ration
To give out scarce items on a limited basis
Realism
An approach to literature and the arts that shows things as they really are
Rebate
– Discount or return part of a payment
Recall
The right that enables voters to remove elected officials from office
Recession
A downward turn in business activity
Reconstruction
The reorganization and rebuilding of the former confederate states after the civil war.
Referendum
The practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature
Regionalism
Art or literature focused on a particular region of the country
Relief
Aid for the needy; welfare
Reparations
Payment by a defeated aggressor nation for damages caused by war
reservation
An area of public lands set aside for Native Americans
revenue sharing
Money raised from federal taxes and given to the states for use at the state and local levels

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