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Chapter 6

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immigration
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
Sunbelt
mild climate region, southern United States
urbanization
the movement of people from rural areas into cities
metropolitan area
region that includes a central city and its surrounding suburbs
suburb
outlying communities around a city
megalopolis
a "super-city" that is made up of several large and small cities such as the area between Boston and Washington, D.C.
mobility
able to move from place to place
republic
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
Constitution
plan of government made for the United States
amendment
in U.S. history, official changes made to the Constitution
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution
cabinet
heads of departments in the U.S. government who advise the president
dominion
a partially self-governing country with close ties to another country
Parliament
in Canada, national legislature made up of the Senate and the House of Commons
bilingual
speaking or using two languages
jazz
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
patriotism
love for or devotion to one's country