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SS Chapter 6

SS Chapter 6 Vocabulary

metropolitan area a city and its suburbs
rural in the country; including farms, small villages, or unsettled land
urban in the city
immigrant a person who comes into a country from another country because they want to make a new home there
longhouses long rectangular buildings made from the wood and bark of elm trees
Sachems Iroquois council members
Crispus Attucks led the colonists in the Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party when colonists boarded British ships and dumped chests of tea into Boston Harbor
Paul Revere warned the Minutemen to arm themselves against the British soldiers
Patriots colonists who were opposed to British rule. They were tired of paying British taxes
American Revolution a war between Great Britain and the 13 colonies that lasted 6 years
minutemen patriots who were training to fight and promised to be ready at a minute's notice
George Washington was asked to lead the army in the American Revolution. He was also our first president
Iroquois Confederacy formed to unite six different groups of Indian people in peace
New York City where millions of immigrants stayed after they had landed in our country
Ellis Island the first stop for immigrants
sweatshops clothing factories where immigrants worked
tenements poorly built apartment buildings where most immigrants lived
commute to travel a distance each day from one's home to one's workplace
suburbs a community just outside a city
megalopolis a group of cities so close together that they can be thought of as one huge community
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