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7th Grade Unit 8

Cattle, Cotton, and Railroads

Subsistence Farming the practice of growing enough crops to provide for one’s family group.
Commercial Agriculture the practice of growing surplus crops to sell for profit.
Vaqueros Spanish term for cowboy
Urbanization the process of increasing human settlement in cities
Settlement Patterns the spatial distribution of where humans inhabit the Earth
Ranches a large farm, where cattle or other animals are bred and raised
Stampede a sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals.
Textiles A type of cloth or woven fabric
Irrigation the supply of water to land or crops to help growth.
Windmill a building with sails or vanes that turn in the wind and generate power to grind grain into flour
Created by: jrichter