APUSH Chapter 1 Vocab

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APUSH Chapter 1 Vocab
2011-09-13 20:44:18

New world Beginnings, 33,000 B.C. - A.D. 1769
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  1. Nation-state
    The form of political society that combines centralized government with a high degree of ethnic and cultural unity
  2. Matrilinear
    The form of society in which family line, power, and wealth are passed primarily though the female side
  3. Confederacy
    An alliance or league of nations or people looser than a federation
  4. Primeval
    Concerning the earliest origin of things
  5. Saga
    A lengthy story or poem recounting the great deeds and adventures of a people and their heroes.
  6. Middlemen
    IN trading systems, those dealers who operate between the original buyers and the retail merchants who sell to consumers
  7. Caravel
    A small vessel with a high deck and three triangular sails
  8. Plantation
    A large-scale agricultural Enterprise growing commercial crops and usually employing coerced or slave labor
  9. Ecosystem
    A naturally evolved network of relations among organisms in a stable environment
  10. Demographic
    Concerning the general characteristics of a given population, including such factors as numbers, age, gender, birth and death rates and so on.
  11. Conquistador(es)
    A spanish Conqueror or adventurer in the americas
  12. Capitalism
    An economic system characterized by private property, free trade, and open and accessible markets
  13. Encomienda
    The spanish labor system in which persons were held to unpaid service under the permanent control of their masters, though not legally owned by them.
  14. Mestizo
    A person of mixed Native American and European ancestry
  15. Province
    A medium-sized subunit of territory and gorvernmental administration within a larger nation or empire