Social Studies Vocabulary Review
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Social Studies Vocabulary Review
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Social Studies Vocabulary Review
The Continent where the first people were claimed to have come from
An object left behind by a civilization, like pottery, jewelry, or even bones.
Someone who learns about people from the things that they leave behind.
The system of buying and selling goods.
Something made at the time of an event, like a diary, pottery, or another artifact.
A re-telling of an event that occurred, like a textbook or a teacher.
Great Law of Peace
Laws of the Iroquois that travel from words instead of actually just written down. Many laws show up in the United State's documents
The exchange of living things from the America's to Eurasia
The main reason for Exploration. People wanted to find the best
route to Asia
An imaginary waterway that the French and the Dutch thought went through America, into the Pacific Ocean, and leading to Asia.
The first Country to colonize in America
Goals of the Spanish
Gold, Glory, God
A Spanish explorer who claimed land and destroyed native cultures
Economy of French
It was based on Fish and Fur
The belief that money was power. Many countries colonized based on this belief
Economy of Northern Colonies
The Northern colonies depended on trading, fishing, whaling, and towns
Economy of Middle Colonies
It was based on both trade and commercial farming of grain
Economy of Southern Colonies
Commercial farming of indigo, rice, cotton and tobacco
A self government in the northern colonies in which the men agree to make and obey laws
They settled in the Middle Colonies. They were tolerant so these colonies became the most diverse.
House of Burgesses
1st elected assembly in North America
Someone who is learning a skill from a master craftsman
A person who exchanges a number of years of labor in exchange for passage to the "new" world
Farming only enough for you and you family.
A wanderer with no permanent home. They were in search of food.
Someone familiar or native to a region
The brutal voyage from Africa to America where slaves traveled. Many died.
A document giving a colony permission to establish itself. It set down the rules for the colony
Articles of Confederation
The government of the United States that was very weak and gave States more power than the Federal Government.
This started as a riot as soldier's fired into a crowd and killed five people. Then, the colonists started using it as propaganda to make people think that England wanted to hurt
Boston Tea Party
A protest that destroyed millions of dollars worth of tea and raged the British Government.
A common form of protest.You stop buying things in order to cause places to go out of business.
The name of the Colonial Army
To owe money. This was something that happened to great Britain after the French and Indian war.
Declaration of Independence
It was a letter to Great Britain that said that they wanted to be free.
A government where people have the right to vote and make decisions
French and Indian War
The war began over land disputes between France and Great Britain. It is also known as the Seven Years War.
The leader of the British army
They won the French and Indian War, but went in major debt afterward.
The punishment for the Boston Tea Party. It was considered "Intolerable" because it isolated Boston from the rest of the colonies.
Lexington and Concord
The first battles of the Revolutionary War.
The border for the new United States
This decided how new states could join the Union.
No Taxation without Representation
A complaint from the colonists because they weren't represnted in Parliament.
The Government body in England that made the laws.
Proclamation of 1763
The line that many people didn't follow that said that you couldn't go past the Appalachian Mountains.
To try and influence an audience.
A nickname for the British army because they always wore red
The turning point in the Revolutionary War because France and other countries joined.
Sons of Liberty
This group organized protests against taxes in New England
The first major tax on all papers in order to pay off the debt of the French and Indian War.
A low tax on tea that required colonists to buy tea from the East India Tea Company.
The commander of the Continental Army who eventually became the first president.
An idea for a law that is not yeat a law.
Bill of Rights
A list of rights that can't be taken away.
The president's advisors
Checks and Balances
The idea that the branches of government need to check on each other so that not one branch is stronger than the other.
The House of Representatives and the Senate put together.
The written plan of government
A formal meeting
This branch carries out the laws
The sharing of powers betweenState and Federal Government
Freedom of Speech, Religion, Press, Petition, and Assembly
House of Representatives
The group of people in Congress that;s number will always equal 435, and the number per state depends on population
The branch of government that reviews the laws.
The group made of Congress that makes the laws
Someone who stayed loyal to Great Britain.
To work out terms and agreements
Love and loyalty to your country.
The part of Congress that has 2 member's per state
Separation of Powers
Dividing powers between the branches of Government
Something that goes against the beliefs of the Constitution
To cancel a bill before it becomes a law
The Native Americans who sued Georgia and had to leave because of the Indian Removal Act.
Connected West and East New York to help increse trade
Rules that countries follow with different countries
Indian Removal Act
Law that Jackson made that said Native Americans had to move west of the Mississippi.
Lewis and Clark
They explored the Louisiana Purchase
Land recieved from France that Thomas Jefferson bought and doubled the size of the United States.
The belief that America will expand from coast to coast
This stated that the United States would protect the Western Hemisphere and prevent other countries from trying to colonize.
To not take sides in a situation
Examples for others to follow
A tax on imports that encouraged Americans to buy from inside the country.
Poor land that was set aside for Native Americans
A territory of Mexico which declared independence and was annexed to the US causing the Mexican War
The third president who bought the Louisiana Territory from France.
Trail of Tears
Forced movement of the Cherokee to IndianTerritory. Thousands died
To seperate by races.