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Unit 7

Social Studies

TermDefinition
Isthmus a narrow piece of land that connects two larger pieces of land.
Archipelago a group of islands
Communism Economic, social and political system based on the teachings of Karl Marx, which supported elimination of private property.
Humid Full of water vapor, damp, moist.
NAFTA North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement-trade without quotas or tariffs between U.S., Canada, and Mexico
Tyranny An oppressive and unjust government.
Deforestation The widespread cutting of forests.
Ecotourist A person who travels to another country to view its natural wonders.
Ancestry Family descent.
Liberation The securing of equal, social, and economic rights.
Amnesty A pardon or free pass for political offenses against a government.
Market economy An economy where buyers and sellers determine the supply and prices of goods and services with high degree of freedom.
Fevala Brazilian slums area of town.
Dictatorship A government under the control of one all-powerful leader.
Mestizo A person with a mixed Spanish and Native American background.
Representative democracy A government in which the people are represented by elected leaders.
Hacienda Larger ranch
Free Trade Zone Areas where people can buy goods from other countries without paying extra taxes.
Monarchy A form of government where a King and a Queen inherits the right to rule.
Culture The way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs.
Arid Lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
Economy The system of production distribution and consumption.
Natural Resources Products of the earth that people use to meet their needs.
Indigenous Originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country.
Command Economy An economy where the government makes all the economic decisions.
Created by: gjenkins2