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Unit #4- Life in Colonial America

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geography

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the study of the Earth and the way people interact with the Earth

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five themes of geography

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five big ideas that help people understand geography
(MR. HELP)

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New England Colonies

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the region of four colonies located in the northern part of the land claimed by England

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perspective

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how a person looks at a problem or an event

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region

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an area that has one or more features in common

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geographer

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a person who studies the Earth and how humans interact with it

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political scientist

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studies government and politics

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economist

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a person who studies how goods are produced, distributed, and consumed

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anthropologist

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a person who studies people and how they live

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Southern Colonies

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the region of five colonies located in the
southern part of the land claimed by England

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Middle Colonies

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the region of four colonies that developed between New England and the Southern Colonies

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slavery

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a system that forced people to work and treated enslaved people as property

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Triangular Trade

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trade patterns connecting the Colonies,Europe, Africa and the West Indies

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Middle Passage

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the route used to take enslaved Africans across the Atlantic from Africa to the Americas.

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discrimination

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treating people unfairly because of a factor such as race or religion

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archaeology

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a special branch of history in which people study objects from the past

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economics

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the study of how individuals and societies
use their scarce resources to get goods and services

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natural resources

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things in nature that people see as useful

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specialization

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when individuals,regions,and countries produce
certain kind of goods or services

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human resources

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workers and their skills

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indentured servant

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a person who agreed to work as a servant for a certain number of years in exchange for a trip to the “New World’

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import

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a good that a country or region buys from another country or region

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export

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a good that a country or region sells to another country or region

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Navigation Acts

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a set of laws passed to regulate trade between
Britain and the Colonies

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smuggling

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moving good illegally into or out of a country

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government

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a system of laws and leaders that helps keeps people safe and protects their rights

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House of Burgesses

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the Jamestown group of men who made the laws

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Mayflower Compact

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the agreement the Pilgrims signed that
created a government for their colony

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town meetings

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when all the people in a town meet together to make
decisions and solve problems

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representative government

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a form of democracy where people choose representatives to make decisions for them

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Parliament

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the main law making body of England
during Colonial times

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bill of rights

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a written list of freedoms a government promises to
protect

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English Bill of Rights

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A written list of freedoms the king and queen of England agreed to in the late 1600s