8th Grade US History Academic Vocabulary
This 8th Grade US History Academic Vocabulary list covers the 25 most important test taking academic vocabulary words.
1) analyze – To separate into parts so as to examine and study each part.
2) contribute – To give money, help, or advice to someone, something, a group, or an organization.
3) consequence – An outcome of a result.
4) culture – Ways of living that belong to a group of people.
5) debate – To share competitive ideas during a discussion.
6) debt – Money owed.
7) diverse – Having many types, varieties, and differences.
8) economy – The system of money, commerce, and labor that determines the wealth of a society, city, state, region, or nation.
9) establish – To start something that will exist for a very long time.
10) exploit – To treat somebody, or some institution unfairly to take advantage of for personal gain.
11) government – The people in the various branches, departments, and agencies that run a city, state, or nation.
12) infer – To read between the lines to form an opinion.
13) legislature – An elected group of people that meet regularly to make laws.
14) neutral – Not supporting either side in an argument, debate, dispute, contest, election, or war.
15) opposing – Acting against or providing resistance to.
16) policy – A set way to do something established by an authority.
17) precedent – An event, action, or decision that is used as a model for the future.
18) predict – To state that something will happen before it actually occurs.
19) prohibited – Not allowed.
20) protest – An expression of disapproval, objection, or dissent.
21) ratified – Approved.
22) relevant – Directly related and important to a subject.
23) repeal – To revoke or cancel.
24) revolution – A struggle to overthrow an established government; a process of radical change in society or thought.
25) significant – Extremely important.