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illiteracy

(noun) - the inability to read

immigrant

(noun) - a person who moves from one country to another to live

import

(noun) - an item that was produced outside of the country and was brought in to be sold

independence

(noun) - the self-government of a nation, country, or state by its residents

independent

(adjective) - not dependent; not contingent or depending on something else; free

Indian

(noun) - Native American; a person of the native people of North America before the arrival of the Europeans

indigo

(noun) - a plant grown in colonial South Carolina for the purple dye it produced

Industrial Revolution

(noun) - a period from the 1860s to the early 1900s during which the nation moved from an agricultural to an industrial economy

industrialization

(noun) - the growth of machine production and the factory system. The process of introducing manufacturing into countries or regions where most of the people are engaged in primary economic activities

inflation

(noun) - a rise in the average level of prices

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