Chapter 1 vocab 7th grade

Chapter 1 vocab 7th grade

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Term Definition
Bering Land Bridge This is a strip of land connecting Alaska with Russia that emerged during the last Ice Age.
Paleo-Indians These were the first Americans who crossed from Asia into North America between 38,000 and 10,000 BC
Migration This is the movement of people from one region to another.
Hunter-gatherers This is when people hunt animals and gather wild plants to meet their needs.
Environment This is the climate and landscape that surrounds livings things.
Culture The common values and traditions of a society such as language, government and family relationships.
Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates Greek Philosophers whose ideas contributed to American Democracy
Decade A time period of ten years.
Century A time period of one hundred years.
Geographic Culture Group A group of people whose customs and habits – or culture- are shaped by where they live.
Democracy A government in which people rule themselves.
Representative Democracy A form of government in which the people elect representatives to vote on policy issues.
Direct Democracy A form of democracy in which people vote directly on policy issues.
trade the exchange of goods and services
Political System A system of government and politics
Economic System A system of production, distribution and consumption of good and supplies
Social System Has to do with the relationships between groups, individuals, and organizations
Mesoamerica Central America
Scientific Revolution Period of great advances in the sciences between 1500-1700 in Europe
Enlightenment Age of reason that began in Europe in the 1700s as people began to use reason to examine the natural world

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