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DMS Europe Vocab

Vocabulary terms from our Europe Unit

Civilization a culture that has highly advanced economic, social, and political systems
culture the learned behavior of people
Region an area with one or more geographic characteristics in common
Cottage Industry a small business in which workers manufacture items in their homes
Industrial Revolution the change from making goods by hand to making goods by machine that began in the mid 1700s in England
self-sufficiency the ability to provide for one's self without the help of others
crusades military expeditions undertaken by European Christians, beginning in the 1000s to recover Palestine from the Muslims.
Enlightenment movement in Europe in the 1700s in which people examined the natural world, society, and government; also known as the Age of Reason
Medieval relating to the Middle Ages
Middle Ages the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the modern era, from about 500 AD to 1500 AD
Renaissance a period of European History that included a rebirth of interest in learning and art, peaking in the 1500s.
absolute authority a ruler who had complete control in government and over the lives of the people he or she governed
alliance to join with another group or person against a common cause
Assassination to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person
City-State a city with its own laws, rulers, and money.
Democracy a form of government in which power is held by all citizens, either directly or through elected officials
Dictator a ruler who holds all power by force
Feudalism an economic and political system found in Europe during the middle Ages that was based on certain obligations and responsibilities
Imperialism The practice of one country controlling the government and economy of another country or territory.
Institution an established organization that has purpose, longevity, and structure.
Magna Carta a contract signed in 1215 between King John or England and his nobles.
Manorial System a system in the middle Ages that consisted of a self-sufficient community containing a village and surrounding lands administered by a feudal lord.
Monarchy a government headed by one person, usually a king or queen; power is passed down through family
Nationalism extreme pride in and loyalty to one’s nation
Parliament representative assembly in England’s government
Political Stability a government in which there is very little change or resistance to change that is organized and safe for its citizens
Republic government in which citizens elect representatives to rule in their name; also known as a representative democracy
Treaty of Versailles peace treaty that ended World War I
Vassals the middle Ages, the lesser lord who was granted estates (lands) by a powerful lord, to whom he owed loyalty and service
Created by: MrsBlueDMS