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social studies vocab


primary source a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
secondary source any document that describes and event person place or thing not written from someone living during the time period
culture characteristics of civilizations like beliefs and behaviors of a group of people
barter to trade one good for another
topography h surface features of the 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 1 person and power is inherited
tyranny a government where few people rule
democracy a government where the 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 ruler
legacy something youu are remembered for long after you are gone
analyze to take or break apart to find the reason something works
republic a form of government with elected leaders
veto to refuse to approve bills proposed by the legislative branch
monotheism the belief in a single god
impede to stop movement or process with obstacles
emerging to come into existence or to develop
fedudalism economics and government system where people are bound to one another by promise of loyalty
persecute to cause a person or group to suffer because his or hers beliefs
interdependence relying on others for certain needs
crusades religious wars for control of the Jerusalem and the holy land
clergy religious leaders lime priest
heretic a persons who has different religious beliefs that the church
manga carta a written legal agreement that limited the English monarchs powers
trans Saharan across the Sahara desert
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