4th Grade - Core Vocabulary - Social Studies
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A nation that has promised to help another nation in wartime
a change or addition to an original document or statement, often a change to a law or bill
a group of representatives who gather to make laws.
an imaginary straight line that runs through a turning object.
the rights of citizens to equal treatment
a written plan of government
a set of numbers that help identify a specific place on a globe or map.
A form of government where the people rule and are free to make choices about their lives and government
A way people in a place or region use resources to meet their needs (money or goods spent, traded, earned)
the height of something; on maps, it is shown as the number of feet above or below sea level.
a plot of land exchanged for loyalty to a ruler.
a newly settled area on the edge wilderness or unsettled area
lines running east to west (horizontally) that measured distance in degrees north of south of the equator. Often called parallels.
lines running north and south (vertically) that measure distance in degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian. Often called meridians.
A flat topped mountain
a body of armed citizens prepared for military service at any time.
A religious settlement
a journey undertaken for a religious purpose.
0 degrees longitude, the line that runs through Greenwich, England.
someone chosen by God to bring a message to people
The Spanish word for village
The limited use of a resource.
Land set aside by the government for use by Native Americans
An area of land that belongs to a nation but is not a state, and not represented in the national government.
One who rules in a harsh, cruel manner
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