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7th Midterm Review

7th Midterm vocabulary review

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Anthropologists believe that the earliest human migration to the Americas was people from Asia crossing the land bridge to Alaska in order to hunt migrating animals
Environmental conditions a variety________existed in North America. That is why many different Native American cultures developed.
Culture the entire was of life a groups of people develop and share as members of society
Archeologists study the evidence left by early humans. These pieces of evidence are called artifacts.
Living in longhouses made of wood and bark is the best evidence that the Iroquois adapted to their physical environment
Native Americans living on the Great Plains used the buffalo as food, clothing, shelter and tools.
The Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas all had advanced civilizations before Columbus arrived.
The Iroquois Confederacy One of the major accomplishments was a political union of member nations. Became a representative government and was led by the Grand Council, making decisions that effected all.
Colombian Exchange After Columbus arrived in the West Indies, an exchange of goods and ideas began. The Columbian exchange involved many items, people, plants, animals , and even diseases.
Jamestown survived in part because of John Rolfe began playing tobacco (cash crop)
House of Burgesses The first representative form of government in North America. This was important in the development of a democracy in the colonies.
Mayflower Compact The first form of self government in the new world. This government was created to benefit the colony.
The Dutch originally established a colony where New York State is now.
Peter Stuyvesant was the governor of the Dutch Colony, New Amsterdam. Surrender this colony to England in 1664 without a fight.
Seek Religious Freedom and Escape Persecution Many early settlers immigrated to Maryland, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Pennsylvania founded by William Penn as a place for Quakers to worship freely
Economics The production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Voting Privileges In order to have these in the 13 colonies, you had to be a man who owned property.
Colonial Farmers chose to settle near oceans or coastal waterways because the transportation of their products would be easier.
New France Most of these settlements were along the St. Lawrence River. Fur trading and fishing were the most profitable ways to make a living.
Enslaved people from Africa were used as agricultural workers in the southern colonies
Benjamin Franklin's Plan of Union after the failure of his plan, this individual drew a political cartoon stressing the importance of the colonies working together.
French and Indian War as a result of this war, England decided to make the American colonists help pay war debts.
Major Geographic Features U.S. from west to east. Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Mississippi River, Appalachian Mountains.
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