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KS Ch 1 Vocab

Kansas History Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Adaptation Change in behavior in response to new or modified surroundings
Assimilate To absorb (immigrants or culturally distinct group) into the prevailing culture
Boarding A type of school where students live at the school and are provided food and lodging
Botanical Relating to plants or plant life
Celestial Heavenly
Chain Mail Flexible armor made of joined metal links
Commerce The buying and selling of goods
Confluence A flowing together of two or more streams
Eminent Domain The right of a government to use private property for public use
Entrepreneurs Someone who turns an idea into a new business
Migration The act of moving from one land or country to settle in another place
Monarchy Government by one ruler, such as a king or queen
New World The term Europeans used for North America in the early days of their exploration
Nomadic Having no fixed home and moving according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water and grazing land
Reservation A piece of land set aside by the U.S. government for Native Americans to live on
Sediment Material such as stones and sand deposited by water, wind, or glacier
Sovereign Rights Authority based on the power of government
Vocational An occupation
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