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an imaginary line around the Earth forming the great circle that is equidistant from the north and south poles
meridian at zero degree longitude from which east and west are reckoned (usually the Greenwich longitude in England)
Sections of the Earth divided by the Equator and Prime Meridian (Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western)
an imaginary circle passing through any place on the earth's surface and through the North and South poles.
A map showing units such as countries, states, provinces, districts, etc. Each is normally a different color
Group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or combination of such characteristics
16th President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
john f. kennedy
president during part of the cold war and especially during the superpower rivalry and the cuban missile crisis. he was the president who went on tv and told the public about hte crisis and allowed the leader of the soviet uinon to withdraw their missiles. other events, which were during his terms was the building of the berlin wall, the space race, and early events of the Vietnamese war.
property owned by individuals or companies, not by the government or the people as a whole
economic system in which individuals and businesses are allowed to compete for profit with a minimum of government interference
supply and demand
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)
imports and exports
export is any international transaction that causes goods to flow into a country; an import similarly is any international transaction that causes goods to flow out of a country
george washington carver
African American farmer and food scientist. His research improved farming in the South by developing new products using peanuts etc
yellowstone national park
the oldest national park in the world; has more gysers and hot springs than any other area in the world
26th president, known for: conservationism, trust-busting, Hepburn Act, safe food regulations, "Square Deal," Panama Canal, Great White Fleet, Nobel Peace Prize for negotiation of peace in Russo-Japanese War
everglades national park
a national park in Florida containing an immense subtropical wilderness with mangrove swamps and rare birds and wild animals
marjory stoneman douglas
writer who worked to preserve the Everglades. She wrote the book, River of Grass
an ancient settlement of southern Indians, located near present day St. Louis, it served as a trading center for 40,000 at its peak in A.D. 1200.
a place where the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona all meet in one place
a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
Capital of the Aztec Empire, located on an island in Lake Texcoco. Its population was about 150,000 on the eve of Spanish conquest. Mexico City was constructed on its ruins. (p. 305)
a payment made by a weaker power to a stronger power to obtain an assurance of peace and security
eastern woodlands cultural region
area in eastern North America that was home to many Native Americans
n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.also given to people who have recently lost a loved one
northwest coast cultural region
area in northwestern North America that was home to many Native Americans such as the Kwakiutl, Tlingit, and Nootka
an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia), Area where the Kwakiuti people lived.
A religious or mystical expert (male or female) who in FIRST NATIONS and INUIT societies undergoes initiation experiences in altered states of consciousness.
Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
Mongolian emperor of China and grandson of Genghis Khan who completed his grandfather's conquest of China
An imperial eunuch and Muslim, entrusted by the Ming emperor Yongle with a series of state voyages that took his gigantic ships through the Indian Ocean, from Southeast Asia to Africa.
a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
louis and clark
Sent by Thomas Jefferson to Explore west of the Mississippi River (The Louisina Purchase)
This document was drafted in 1620 prior to settlement by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Bay in Massachusetts. It declared that the 41 males who signed it agreed to accept majority rule and participate in a government in the best interest of all members of the colony. This agreement set the precedent for later documents outlining commonwealth rule.
what is a common trait of plants that live in a desert ecosystem
they have a very little need for water
large membrane-enclosed structure that contains the cell's gentic ,aterial in the form of DNA
the water cycle
the movement of water from the ground to the air and back to the ground by evaporation, condensation and precipitation
process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches
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