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smateacher part 2

social studies acts testing 7th grade

What was Cryus McCormick famous for Invented the first mechanical reaper to harvest wheat
What does gross domestic product represent the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year, or other given period of time. GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living
What is per capita income the total national income divided by the number of people in the nationiu
What is the Prime Meridian the planet’s line of zero degrees longitude. Slicing the earth along the circle of the prime meridian would divide it into the Eastern and Western hemispheres
What is legislature a deliberative body of persons, usually elective, who are empowered to make, change, or repeal the laws of a country or state
Taxes collected by the government are used for what Financing the operations of all government agencies, payment of governmental debt, foriegn aid and social programs
Smog Pollutants in the air from industry, transportation and power generation and flactuants of cattle :))))
Acid rain Acid rain is rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air.
Water pollution Water pollution is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives
Erosion the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc
What did the Declaration of Independence state Document that declared the desire of the citizens of the 13 colonies to be free from British rule
The Bill of Rights Declared The first 10 ammendents made to the constitutuion (there are 27 in all)
What doesThe Constitution of the United States contain The supreme law of the United States. It establishes the 3 branches (judiciary, presedential and supreme) and what powers they have
Consumers Are those that are buyers of merchandise
Producers Corporations, farmers or business that produce a product
Good and services Businesses that make money through providing a public or personal service and charge for it, ie. Landscaping business, accountants
Scarcity A lack of something
What is a tarriff Tax on an import or export
What is immigration People entering another coutry than their homeland with the intention to take up residency
What is a census Government ordered count of thier countries population. Used to get information regarding ages, sex, income, nationality, etc
What is a biography Written account of an individual written by someone other than themselves
What is an autobiography A novel written by an individual about thir own life experience
what is a "standard of living" referring to the degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community.
What is a political party and what are the main two A political party is a group people who share the same ideas about the way the country should be run. Main two are the Republicans (conservative) and Democrats (liberals)
What is effected by the earths axix change of seasons, weather, climate, and adaptation
What are tectonic plates Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle. Earthquakes occur when they collide suddenly and rub.
What is manufacturing the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets.
What are some types of natural resources Renewable, water, wood, solar, wind, land,water and nonrenewable, coal, minerals, oil, nuclear, natural gas,
Created by: smateacher