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SHMS 6th SS Vocab 3

SHMS 6th Grade Social Studies Vocab 3

TermDefinition
Extraction the process of taking a natural resource out of the Earth
Parliamentary Democracy A type of democracy in which the head of state, the Prime Minister, is chosen by the parliament and serves as the parliaments leader.
Presidential Democracy A type of democracy in which the head of state is elected by the people and does not serve as the leader of the legislature, although he works with the legislature.
Autocracies One person, usually a dictator, rules the country with absolute authority. The people have very little to no say in government.
North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) lowered trade barriers to create a free trade zone between the United States, Canada, and Mexico
Poverty the state of being extremely poor
Migration the movement of people from one area to another
Independence Movement a movement that is trying to gain political independence from the government in control
Depression a long-term period which the economy is poor and many people are without jobs
Propaganda ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread to help a cause, a political leader, or a government
Reunification the process of bringing a country back together
Prejudice a judgement or opinion about a person or a group of people before you know them
Collapse the breaking apart of a government or union
Created by: hbogue