Social Studies Ch1 American History

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Terraces

Brood Platforms cut into mountains.

Federation

Government that links different groups.

Archaeology

The study of ancient peoples.

Ice Age

Period of extreme cold.

Wooly Mammoth

Food source for early hunters.

Aztec

Military Empire

Mound Builders

Built earthen pyramids.

Adobe

Sun-dried mud bricks.

Pueblo

Great stone community dwelling

Olmec

Earliest civilization.

Emperor

Believed to be descendant of the Inca Sun god.

Machu Picchu

Religious center of the Inca.

Quipus

A system of record keeping with strings.

Hohokam

Group who dug irrigation channels.

Terraces

Used to farm on steep slopes.

Archaeologist believe early Americans came from ____________

Asia

The Iroquois women who chose the male members of the Grand Council were called _________

Clan Mothers

Early Americans came to the Americas to ___________

follow herd animals and otehr sources of food.

During the Ice Age, what provided access to the Americas?

Beringia

What development allowed the Native Americans to settle down?

The development of maize and farming.

What were the Mayan temples used for?

Religious ceremonies.

What form of writing did the Maya Create?

Hieroglyphics.

The Maya and Aztec organize their societies around _______

Religion

The largest settlement of Mound Builders was in present-day _____

Illinois

In the 1500's ____ changed the ways of life for Native Americans.

The Arrival of the Europeans.

Agriculture allowed early Americans to ______

Form Communities.

Mayan priests intrest in astronomy led to the creation of _____

a 365 day calendar

Which civilization built the stone-paved roads over mountains?
a) Inca
b) Maya
c) Aztec
d) Olmec

a) Inca

The Iroquios promoted peace by:
a) Fighting a war
b) Forming a war council
c) Signing a peace treaty
d) forming a federation

c) Signing a peace treaty.

What was the capitol of the Aztec Empire?

Tenochtitlan

_____ was the largest of the early American civilizations.

Inca

The Aztec believed teh gods required ________

Human sacrifice.

Tepees were used by which culture?

Peoples of the Plains.

Nine expeditions launched by the British.

Crusades.

Marco Polo

Returned from China and wrote a book that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail to the East.

Classical

Ancient Roman and Greek

Reniassance

The rebirth,a time where art,knowledge,and indivdualism flourish

Imposed

Placed

Pilgrimage

journey to a holy place.

Mosques

Muslim house of worshop

Quran

Holy Book of Islam

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