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Social Studies Ch1 American History

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Terraces
Brood Platforms cut into mountains.
Federation
Government that links different groups.
Archaeology
The study of ancient peoples.
Ice Age
Period of extreme cold.
Wooly Mammoth
Food source for early hunters.
Aztec
Military Empire
Mound Builders
Built earthen pyramids.
Adobe
Sun-dried mud bricks.
Pueblo
Great stone community dwelling
Olmec
Earliest civilization.
Emperor
Believed to be descendant of the Inca Sun god.
Machu Picchu
Religious center of the Inca.
Quipus
A system of record keeping with strings.
Hohokam
Group who dug irrigation channels.
Terraces
Used to farm on steep slopes.
Archaeologist believe early Americans came from ____________
Asia
The Iroquois women who chose the male members of the Grand Council were called _________
Clan Mothers
Early Americans came to the Americas to ___________
follow herd animals and otehr sources of food.
During the Ice Age, what provided access to the Americas?
Beringia
What development allowed the Native Americans to settle down?
The development of maize and farming.
What were the Mayan temples used for?
Religious ceremonies.
What form of writing did the Maya Create?
Hieroglyphics.
The Maya and Aztec organize their societies around _______
Religion
The largest settlement of Mound Builders was in present-day _____
Illinois
In the 1500's ____ changed the ways of life for Native Americans.
The Arrival of the Europeans.
Agriculture allowed early Americans to ______
Form Communities.
Mayan priests intrest in astronomy led to the creation of _____
a 365 day calendar
Which civilization built the stone-paved roads over mountains?
a) Inca
b) Maya
c) Aztec
d) Olmec
a) Inca
The Iroquios promoted peace by:
a) Fighting a war
b) Forming a war council
c) Signing a peace treaty
d) forming a federation
c) Signing a peace treaty.
What was the capitol of the Aztec Empire?
Tenochtitlan
_____ was the largest of the early American civilizations.
Inca
The Aztec believed teh gods required ________
Human sacrifice.
Tepees were used by which culture?
Peoples of the Plains.
Nine expeditions launched by the British.
Crusades.
Marco Polo
Returned from China and wrote a book that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail to the East.
Classical
Ancient Roman and Greek
Reniassance
The rebirth,a time where art,knowledge,and indivdualism flourish
Imposed
Placed
Pilgrimage
journey to a holy place.
Mosques
Muslim house of worshop
Quran
Holy Book of Islam