21 terms

Social Science and Decision Making

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Economics
The study of how decisions are made to distribute limited resources to satisfy our unlimited wants
Laws
Government is the people and illustrations with the authority to make, carry out and enforce____________________________ in addition to other responsibilities
Political Science
The study of different types of governments
Politics
The process by which people with different opinions agree on decisions and agree on enforceable rules.
History
The study of success and failures from the past that have shaped our world today.
Civic Life
How citizens' decisions affect the local community and its choices
Specialization
When a country focuses on producing the goods and services it can make best
Longitude
An imaginary line that measures a location distance north or south of the equator
Lattitude
An imaginary line that measures a location distance east or west of the prime meridian
Human geography
Characteristics that includes languages spoken, customs, practiced and belief systems
Relative location
Location described by where it is in relation, or compared to somewhere else
False
Today countries are completely independent because of a global economy formed from many international trade deals
Specialization; Scarcity
________________________ (a lack of products and services) and _____________________________ (mainly producing your best product) encourage domestic and international trade.
Place
______________________________ describes the unique human and physical characteristics of an area
True
Location (a position on Earth's surface) can be described as an absolute or relative location
Human/Environment Interaction
__________________________describes how humans adapt to or change physical environments and how these choices shape the environment and human lifestyles
False
Location is when people, goods, and ideas travel from one location to another
Physical
Geography is the study of the _________________________________ features on Earth, as well as human adaptations of and interactions with Earth
Understand
Studying the history of many places around the world allows us to better __________________________ people from other countries.
Successes and failures
History is the study of ___________________ and _________________ from the past that have shaped our world today.
Region
An area with a distinct human and/or physical characteristic that does not necessarily follow political lines
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