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Important Vocabulary (•)

As you read the background summary of the Gibbons case, look for the important vocabulary words that are italicized.  When you come to one of those terms, look at this page for its definition.  Then, check to see if you understand the definition by either sketching a picture of what you think it means, or by putting it in your own words.  Feel free to add terms from the reading that you would like to practice.

  • interstate commerce
    Definition: Buying and selling of goods that occurs between different states
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?
  • monopoly
    Definition: A right granted by the government to be the only make and/or seller of a particular good or industry
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?
  • license
    Definition: Official or legal permission to do or own a specified thing
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?
  • appealed (to appeal)
    Definition: To formally request that a lower court decision be examined and reconsidered by a higher court
    How would you express this in your own words or in a drawing?

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