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Social Studies

TermDefinition
Latitude The distance a location is measured north or south of the equator.
Conquistador A conqueror of the New World for Spain
Revolution A revolt of large magnitude whether in science, politics, or just plain revolts.
Anarchy Society without public enforced government
Colony A foreign territory that belongs to a closely associated or parent country.
Location Absolute location and Relative location
Place Place is the human and physical characteristics of a location.
Human Environment Interaction This theme considers how humans adapt to and modify the environment.
Movement The travel of people, goods, and ideas to and from a place.
Region Everything that borders or surrounds the location, how they interact, and how they are alike.
Crimes against Humanity Taking of a man's right
Inalienable Unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor.
Government Styles A type of style in which a leader goes off of.
Regent A temporary replacement for the position of ruler if the ruler is incaple or to young to rule.
Democracy A system in which the government let idiots vote
Capitalism An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state
Politics People that run for power in the government.
Republic A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
Totalitarianism A term used by some political scientists to describe a political system in which the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.
Electoral College a Body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
Bureaucracy A system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
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