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6th Grade Must Know Vocabulary words

You must know these words by the end of the school year
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Geography
The study of the world's places and its people
Economics
The study of money, goods, and resources
Civics
The study of our government
History
The study of events and people of the past
Primary Source
an actual item that has survived from the past
Constitution
a written document outlining how the government of a state or country is organized
Perspective
the way a person sees or understands the world
Artifact
any object made, used, or altered by humans
Alliance
an agreement made between two or more nations to cooperate for specific reason
Sovereign
self- ruling and independent
Reservation
land set aside by the U.S. government for use by an American Indian group
Assimilation
adopting the values and habits of a larger group
Annuity
an annual payment of food and money that the U.S. government paid to American Indians in return for their land
Immigrant
a person who comes into a country to live there
Abolitionist
someone who wants to end slavery
Secede
to withdraw from an organization or a country
Amendment
a change to a government process or document
Exile
to force to leave one's country or homeland
Rural
of or relating to the countryside
Urban
of or relating to the city
Monopoly
total control over the supply of a product or service in a certain market area
Suffrage
the women's right to vote
Patriotism
loyalty to one's country
Prohibition
the period from 1920-1933 when all alcohol sales and manufacturing was illegal
Communism
an economic system in which property and businesses are owned by the government
Capitalism
an economic system in which property and businesses are privately owned
Boycott
refusal to have dealings with a person, a business, or a country
Terrorist
a person who uses violence and threats to frighten others to achieve a political goal
Refugee
a person who flees danger of persecution
Tolerance
the ability to recognize and respect the feelings, beliefs, or practices of others

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