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Ch. 6 Vocab KS Hist

Ch. 6 Vocab/Study Guide

QuestionAnswer
Draft Required enrollment in the armed forces
Bigotry The attitude, state of mind, or behavior characteristic of intolerance
Dug Out A pit dug into the ground on a hillside and used as a shelter.
Emancipation The act of being made free.
Pacifist Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes
Section A parcel or piece of land.
Tenant One who pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property.
Famine A drastic, wide-reaching food shortage.
Class System Social structure where people share certain economic, social, or cultural characteristics.
Irrigation To supply dry land with water by means of ditches, pipes or streams.
Chain Migration Migration that is caused by the feedback from people who have already migrated.
Communal of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community.
Depression A period of low economic activity marked by rising levels of unemployment.
Sod House A home made from sod, or grass
How did the Homestead Act encourage settlement in Kansas? It encouraged the idea of owning your own land.
Where did most of the new settlers to Kansas come from? Other states in the US (eastern US).
What did settlers use on the plains for fuel? Buffalo dung/chips.
What was the purpose of a windmill? To draw water up from wells.
What are three reasons African Americans left the South after the Civil War? Political (Jim Crow laws), social (discrimination) and economic (tenant farming).
Why did the Exodusters have more difficulty in Kansas than the first wave of African American emigrants? They didn't know anyone in Kansas or have much money to live off of.
Which European immigrant group came to Kansas in the largest number? German immigrants.
What is a PUSH in regards to emigration/immigration? Something that makes one want to LEAVE their home.
What is a PULL in regards to emigration/immigration? Something that DRAWS one to a new place.
How did the class system in England affect settlers' immigration to Kansas? There was no class system in Kansas and immigrants were free to choose their profession.
How many acres are in one section of land? 360 acres.
What is the area, in square miles, of a section of land? 1 mile squared.
Expain how a family might own half a section, or 320 acres of land: Land could be claimed through the Homestead or Preemption Acts and added to through the Timber Culture Act.
Created by: WeberAE