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Unit 1 and 2: TEXAS HISTORY

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Primary Source
A document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study.
Secondary Source
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
Era
a long and distinct period of history with a particular common feature or characteristic.
Political
Historical category that involves government structure, elections, wars/conflicts or court cases.
Economical
Historical category that involves money, trade or business.
Geography
the study of the earth's physical and cultural features
Social
Historical category that studies the interaction of people, their culture or traditions, and ways of life.
Coastal Plains
Region of Texas that has the most population, contains most rivers and whose climate is hot and humid.
North Central Plains
Region of Texas that host agribusiness and the highly populated area of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Great Plains
Region of Texas that is considered the "bread basket of the world", rolling hills of wheat and grain, and the Escarpment.
Mountains and Basins
Region of Texas that is hot and dry, little rainfall and contains the Guadalupe Mountains; Home to Big Bend National Park.
Red River
Northern border of Texas; Southern border of Oklahoma
Sabine River
Eastern border of Texas; Western border of Louisiana
Rio Grande River
Southern border of Texas; Northern border of Mexico
El Paso, TX
City in the West of Texas
Houston, TX
Eastern city near the coast of Texas
Laredo, TX
Southern city near the Mexican border
Amarillo, TX
Northern city in Texas located in the Great Plains
Oil
Top economic resource of Texas
Federalism
sharing of powers between the state and national government
Separation of Powers
The government divided into 3 branches: Legislative, Executive and Judicial
Checks and Balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
Popular Sovereignty
Rule by the people; People decide the their government
Republicism
form of government when the citizens elect representatives to make laws
7
The number of principles in the US Constitution