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the movement of people into one country from another

Native American

North America's first immigrant, who probably moved into the region from Asia thousands of years ago


mild climate region, southern United States


the movement of people from rural areas into cities

metropolitan area

region that includes a central city and its surrounding suburbs


outlying communities around a city


a "super-city" that is made up of several large and small cities such as the area between Boston and Washington, D.C.


able to move from place to place


form of government without a monarch in which people elect their officials

Underground Railroad

an informal network of safe-houses, in the United States, that helped thousands of enslaved people escape to freedom

dry farming

farming method used in dry regions in which land is plowed and planted deeply to hold water in the soil


plan of government made for the United States


in U.S. history, official changes made to the Constitution

Bill of Rights

the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution


heads of departments in the U.S. government who advise the president


a partially self-governing country with close ties to another country


in Canada, national legislature made up of the Senate and the House of Commons


speaking or using two languages


musical form that developed in the United States in the early 1900s, blending African rhythms and European harmonies

socioeconomic status

level of income and education

literacy rate

the percentage of people in a given place who can read and write


love for or devotion to one's country

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