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The business of growing crops and raising animals. (p. R41)
agriculture
Something that is grown to be sold for money rather than to be used on the farm where it is grown.
cash crop
an event that makes something else happen
cause
A mineral found under Earth's surface that is burned as a fuel. (p. 89)
coal
A place that is ruled by a distant country. (p. 108)
colony
A wall built across a river to control the flow of water or create a lake. (p. 98)
dam
Land formed by athe soil that a river deposits as it flows into a larger body of water. (p. 77)
delta
An event that happens as a result of another event. (p. 86)
effect
A group of lands or peoples ruled by one country. (P. 132)
empire
A flat-bottomed sailboat used on the Nile River. (p. 97)
felucca
This soil makes it good for growing crops. (p. 97)
fertile
The time of the year when the weather is warm enough for crops to grow in a certain place. (p. 83)
growing season
Electricity made from flowing water in rivers (p. 99)
Hydroelectric power
Not controlled by someone else.
independent
All the businesses that make one kind of goods of provide one kind of service. (p. 88)
industry
The use of ditches or pipes to bring water to fields. (p. 98)
irrigation
A group of workers organized to get better working conditions. (p. 90)
labor union
The place where a river empties into an ocean, a lake, or a larger river. (p. 75)
mouth
A person hired to watch over workers. (p. 119)
overseer
A large farm where cash crops were grown. (p. 119)
plantation
All the land that is drained by a river and its tributaries. (p. 75)
river basin
The practice of setting one group apart from another by law. (p. 127)
segregation
The place where a river begins. (p. 75)
source
A system of writing in which each syllable of a word is represented by a symbol. (p. 106)
syllabary
The use of skills, ideas, and tools to meet people's needs. (p. 91)
technology
A diagram that shows a series of events in the order in which they happened. (p. 116)
time line
Any river that flows into another, larger river. (p. 75)
tributary
An area such as a swamp or marsh where water is at or close to the surface of the ground. (p. 77)
wetland
The land formed by the rich soil that the Mississippi River deposits as it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. (p. 77)
delta
A group that push for better working conditions. (p. 90)
labor union
This supplies more than half our country's electricity. (p. 93)
coal
Cherokee who met to talk and make decisions. (p. 105)
council
An old English word for "citizen". (p. 112)
burgess
A group of Virginia citizens who made laws for the colony. (p. 112)
House of Burgesses
An end to slavery. (p. 123)
abolition
A document that states all enslaved people living in the Confederate states were now free. (p. 125)
Emancipation Proclamation
People refuse to buy or use something if they disagree with the company that sells it. (p. 128)
boycott