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Horizons SS Ch.7

Our Nation's History

A story that teaches a lesson or helps explain something. legend
a member of a group of people who have no settled home. nomad
Straw or other dried plant material used as a cover for houses. thatch
A term often used to describe Native Americans who share a language and customs. tribe
To say that something belongs to you. claim
A person who goes to find out about a place. explorer
A village built by the first people to live in a new place settlement
A person who starts something, such as a business or a settlement. founder
A region that is ruled by another country. colony
One of the first people to live in a new place. settler
A person who lives in a colony. colonist
A large farm where crops are grown. plantation
Freedom from the control of another country. independence
A fight for a change in government. revolution
A natural or human feature that helps people find their way. landmark
An increase in size, as of the growth of a nation. expansion
The number of people living in an area of a certain size. population density
A war in which two parts of one country fight each other. civil war
Created by: donnawoolsey