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8th Soc Studies

vocabulary for 082616 quiz

Economics The study of how people and nations make choices about ways to use resources.
Capital Machines, buildings and tools used to make goods and services.
Pilgrimage Journey to a holy place.
Unalienable rights Rights that cannot be taken away.
Immigration The process of coming to live in another country.
Inferences Something that we assume based on what appears to be true.
Conquistador A Spanish explorer.
Tenant Farmer A settler who pays rent or provides work to a landowner in exchange for the rights to use the land.
Culture The way of life of people who share similar beliefs and customs.
The Reformation 16th century religious movement rejecting or changing some Roman Catholic teachings and establishing Protestant churches.
Presidio A type of fort usually built near a mission.
Northwest Passage Sea passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific; a direct water route through the Americas
Ethics Principles against which actions are determined to be right or wrong.
Innovation Something that improves upon or makes a significant contribution to an existing produce, process or service.
Federation A government that links and unites different groups.
Primary source Original material from a time period being studied.
Natural Right A basic right to which all humans are entitled.
Plantation A large farm.
Circumnavigate Sail around the world.
Armada A fleet of warships.
Created by: Mtzannis



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