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History Vocab Exam

History Vocabulary

Human Environments Interactions How humans and environment affect each other
Nomadic groups moving from place to place following resources
Primary Sources Materials from the past. - usually letters records or knowledge of a situation
Secondary Sources Material created by somebody removed from the event being studied who was either not at the event
Historical Context To determines the significance of an event or idea by considering the time and place of its occurrence
Historical Perspective A point of view of a subject t or event in relation to the recored past
Guerilla Warfare a form of irregular warfare
Separation of Power Basic government rules and power are divided
Popular Sovereignty citizens rule by voting
Republic a government in which the citizens rule through elected representatives
Democracy government by the people
Constitution law of the land "living government"
Check and Balance the way each branch of government can limit or check on the other branches
Cash Crops a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.
Indentured Servants An indentured servant or indentured laborer is an employee (indenturee) within a system of unfree labor who is bound by a signed or forced contract (indenture) to work for a particular employer for a fixed time.
Proprietary Colony A proprietary colony was a type of British colony mostly in North America and the Caribbean in the 17th century.
Royal Colony a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.
Mayflower Compact The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
Guerilla Warfare Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage
Militia Volunteered Soldier
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