Perry - Vocabulary

1. Diplomacy- the practice of conducting negotiations between nations.

2. Feudal State- a system of political organization in which a lord and his vassals hold land with tenants working the land and paying fees to the lord for protection.

3. Flagship- the ship that carries the commander of a fleet and flies his flag

4. Fleet- a number of warships under a single command

5. Isolationism- a policy of prohibiting alliances and other international political and economic relations with other countries.

6. Negotiate- to talk with one another so as to bring about an agreement or settlement.

7. Pacific Ocean- a body of water bordering the west coast of the Americas and the east coasts of Asia and Japan.

8. Port- a harbor town or city where ships may take on or unload cargo

9. Squadron- a group of ships gathered together for a specific purpose.

10. Treaty- a contract in writing between two or more political authorities.

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