Social Studies District Vocabulary Words 4th Grade
4th grade Social Studies District Vocabulary Words
Terms in this set (30)
the business of growing crops and raising animals
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution
a dividing line between two states or countries
capital: The city or town that is the seat of government is called the capital. capitol: the building in which the legislative assembly meets is the capitol.
the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values, and traditions shared by a group of people
Special practices of a group of people.
government by the people
the system of producing and consuming goods in a country, state, or local area
in government person who runs the government and sees that the laws are carried out
An economic system in which people are able to start and run their own businesses with little control by the government.
a good is a material item (cars, books, food) and a service is something someone will do for you (build, clean, cut hair, doctor/heal)
one half of the sphere that makes up earth's surface
The study of the past; all that has happened before
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
the branch of government that interprets the laws according to the Constitution
shapes on Earth's surface, such as hills or mountains
the distance in degrees north or south of the equator
A governmental body primarily responsible for the making of laws.
the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
the part of a map that gives a comparison of distance on the map itself with distance in the real world
the movement of people or animals from one place to another
things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs
a person or group that goes first to explore, open, prepare, or settle an area; someone who breaks new ground, as in science or ideas
A geographic area defined by one or more characteristics that set it apart from other areas
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting
Everyone deserves life and those things necessary for human decency (food, shelter, clothing, employment, health care and education). In addition, each person has duties to each other, to one's family and to the larger society.
an economic concept that states that the price of a good rises and falls depending on how many people want it (demand) and depending on how much of the good is available (supply)
On a map, pictures used by mapmakers to stand for features on Earth's surface., things that stand for or represent something else
payments by individuals and businesses to support the activities of government
a legislative body with one chamber