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Social Studies

TermDefinition
Primary Source A firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
Secondary Scource Any document that describes an event, person, place, or thing, not written from someone living during the time period.
Culture Characteristics of civilization like belies and behaviors of a group of people
Barter To trade one good for another
Topography The surface features of land like mountains or deserts
Cultural Diffusion The spread and sharing of beliefs and behaviors between different groups of people
Polytheism Belief in multiple gods
Oligarchy A government where a few people rule
Monarchy A government where one person rules and power is inherited
Tyranny A government ruled by one person and power is taken by force
Democracy A government where power is shared by citizens
Aristocrat Wealthy, powerful men who advised kings in Greece
City-State An early city that was like a small country with a government and laws
Empire A large territory where different groups of people are ruled by a single leader
Legacy Something you are remembered for long after you are gone
Analyze To take or break apart to find the reason why something or someone woks
Rebuplic A form of government with elected leaders
Veto To refuse to approve bills proposed by the legislative branch
Monotheism Belief in a single god
Impede To stop movement or progress with obstacles
Emerging To come into existence or to develope
Feudalism Economic and government system where people are bound to one another by promises of loyalty
Persecute Cause a person or group of people to suffer because of his or her beleifs
Interdependence Relying on others for certain needs
Crusades Religious wars for control of the Jerusalem and the Holy Land
Clergy Religious leaders like priests
Heretic A person who has different religious beliefs than the church
Magna Carta A written legal agreement that limited the English monarchs power
Trans-Saharan Across the Sahara Desert
Created by: mia culberson