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Vocabulary S.S

Social Studies TEST

Primary Source a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
Secondary Source any document that describes an event, place, or thing non written from somebody from that time period
Culture characteristics of civilization like beliefs and behaviors of a group of people
Barter to trade one good for another
Topography a 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 few people rule
Monarchy a government ruled by one person where the power is inherited
Tyranny a government ruled by one person who takes power by force
Democracy a government where the power is shared by citizens
Aristocrat wealthy, powerful men who advised king in Greece
City-State an early city that was like a small country with a government and law
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 something or someone works
Republic a form of government with elected leaders
Veto to refuse to approve bills proposed by the legislative branch
Monotheism belief in single god
Impede to stop movement or progress with obstacles
Emerging to come into existence or to develop
Feudalism economic and government system where people are bound to one another by promises of loyalty
Persecute cause a person or group to suffer because of their beliefs
Interdependence relying on others for certain needs
Crusades religious wars for control of the Jerusalem
Clergy religious leaders like the priest
Heretic person who has different religious beliefs different from the church
Magna Carta a written legal agreement that limited the english monarch power
Trans-Saharan across the Sahara Desert
Created by: Grace-Nichols



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