Sources & Definitions



The freeing of someone from slavery


When someone is legally responsible for the care of another


(or intersectional theory) The study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination or discrimination



Your “position” in social structures based on identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.


Proxy vote

When someone votes on behalf of someone else because they are unable to vote themselves



The right to vote

War for Empire

(1756-1763) A war fought by Britain against France and their American Indian allies, part of the conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' War. Britain, emerging victorious, took possession of the French territories in Canada and became the dominant colonial power in North America


Sources & Additional Resources

Web Sources

Additional Resources

  • Maryland History Leaflet No. 1, Prepared for use of Government House by the Maryland State Archives (Conjecture painting and Brent’s request for vote)