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Vocabulary Builders In Sign Language: American History/Government

35 minutes

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MARK TALLEY: VP-- Vice President. GNP-- Gross National Product. PM-- Prime Minister. AG-- Attorney General. JP-- Justice of the Peace.

This interpretation of the Pledge of Allegiance is used at the Alabama School for the Deaf. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Abolition.

Accountability.

Affidavit.

Affirmative action.

Africa.

Agrarian.

Alien.

Alliance.

Ambassador.

Amnesty.

Anarchy.

Anti-federalists.

Anti-Semitism.

Antitrust laws.

Appeal.

Appeals court.

Archives.

Aristocracy.

Arms control.

AG, Attorney General.

Autonomy.

Balanced budget.

Balanced government.

Balance of power.

Bias.

Bible belt. Bicameral.

Bipartisanship.

Blockade.

Boycott.

Bureaucracy.

Bureau.

Cabinet.

Candidate.

Canvas.

Capital.

Capitalism.

Carpetbagger.

Caucus.

Chain of command.

Charter.

Checks and balances.

Civil disobedience.

Civil liberties.

Civil rights.

Civil war.

Civilization.

Clear and present danger.

Cold War.

Colonies.

Commander in chief.

Confirmation.

Congress.

Conservatism.

Constitution.

Country.

Court.

Deadlock.

Declaration of Independence.

De facto.

Deficit.

Deflation.

Delegate.

Democracy/Democrat.

Demographics.

Deport.

Desegregation.

Dictator.

Dictatorship.

Diplomacy.

Directive.

Disclosure.

Dissident.

Domestic.

Due process.

Economic policy.

Economy.

Election.

Electoral college.

Emancipation.

Embargo.

Eminent domain.

Empire.

Equal rights.

Ethics.

Ethnic.

Europe.

Executive branch.

Extradition.

Faction.

Federalism.

Feminism.

Filibuster.

Fiscal policy.

Government.

Governor.

Grand jury.

The Great Depression.

GNP-- Gross National Product.

Hard money.

Hierarchy.

House of Representatives.

Human rights.

Ideology.

Immigration.

Impeachment.

Implied power.

Inauguration.

Incumbent.

Independence.

Inflation.

Infrastructure.

Initiative.

Injunction.

Insurrection.

Isolationism.

Judge.

Judicial review.

Jurisdiction.

Jury.

JP-- Justice of the Peace.

Laissez faire.

Left wing.

Liberalism.

Liberty.

Lynching.

Lobby.

Loophole.

Majority.

Manifesto.

Market.

Mass media.

Militia.

Minimum wage.

Minority.

Monarchy.

Monopoly.

Muckraking.

Nation.

National security.

Nationalism.

Naturalization.

New Deal.

News release.

North America.

Nuclear weapons.

Nullification.

Ordinance.

Parity.

Parliament.

Party platform.

Peace.

Policy.

Political parties.

Politician.

Preamble.

Precedents.

President.

PM-- Prime Minister.

Private enterprise.

Private sector.

Privatization.

Propaganda.

Public interest.

Public sector.

Quorum.

Race.

Racism.

Radical.

Ratification.

Reapportionment.

Rebellion.

Referendum.

Refugee.

Regime.

Remand.

Reparation.

Representative.

Reprisals.

Republic.

Republican.

Revolution.

Right wing.

Riot.

Robbery.

Ruling class.

Scarcity.

Secular.

Senate.

Senator.

Separation of power.

Slavery.

Socioeconomic status.

South America.

Sovereignty.

State.

Status quo.

Subsidy.

Secession.

Suffrage.

Super power.

Tax.

Territory.

Trade deficit.

Treason.

Treaty.

Truce.

Tyranny.

Veto.

VP-- Vice President.

War.

Women's liberation.

World.

Xenophobia.

Zealot.

My name is Jimmy Peterson.

I come from a deaf family. I have a deaf sister and a deaf brother. I attended the Alabama School for the Deaf. My wife is deaf and we have a deaf daughter.

I attended college at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

I majored in political science and minored in business management.

Currently, I am the executive director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center of Northwest Florida in Pensacola, Florida.

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An introduction to sign vocabulary that is specific to American history and government. Many interpreters, teachers, and students are unfamiliar with specialized sign vocabulary because the concepts occur infrequently in daily communication. In this video a Deaf professional signs vocabulary related to his field of expertise. The signs being demonstrated are commonly accepted by the Deaf community, but may not be the only sign for a specific word. Signs often vary across the country, so viewers are encouraged to confirm that signs used in this video are those used in their area/region of the country. Where appropriate, more than one sign or combinations of signs are demonstrated in this video for the same English word.

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    Madelyn P. (West Covina, CA)
    November 8th, 2017 at 03:20 PM

    A great video which gives a comprehensive list of words and their conceptually accurate signs. I love the vocabulary builders series!

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    Anonymous (Staten Island, NY)
    June 8th, 2015 at 09:04 AM

    I found this to be very helpful to prepare for the American History class I will be interpreting. Thanks for the review of history terms.