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Social Studies 2nd 9 Weeks Vocabulary

Study Guide 2nd 9 weeks Exam - vocabulary words

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Ejido
in Mexico , a community farm owned by the people of a village together
Parliament
Canada's national lawmaking body.
Industry
any area of ecomonic activity
PEMEX
Petroleos Mexicanos or Mexican Petroleum. A government agency that runs the oil industry in Mexico.
Transporation Barrier
a geographic feature that prevents or slows transportation
Urban
city settings
Peninsulares
a person who was born in Spain but who lived in Mexico after the Spanish took control
Bilingual
able to speak two languages
Mestizos
a person of mixed European and Native American ancestry
Fiesta
A holiday celebrated by a village or town, with events such as parades, games and feates.
rural
countryside areas
El Nino
a current in the pacific ocean that results from changes in air presesure and that causes changes in weather patterns.
Day of the Dead
a Mexican Holiday on November 1 and 2, for honoring loved ones who have died.
Separatists
person who wants to separate from a body to which he or she belongs such as a church or nation
Criollos
a person born in Mexico whose parents were born in Spain
Encomienda
a system that the rules of Span established in Mexico, under which SPanish men recieved a Native American village to oversee and gain tribute from
Transporation Corridor
a path that makes transporation easier
Tropical Zone
the region of the world that lies between the latitudes 23 degrees 27 feet north and 23 degrees 27 feet south
Hacienda
in Spanish-speaking countries, a big farm or ranch
Refugee
person who flees a country because of war, disaster or persecution
Chinampas
a floating garden on which the Aztec grew crops
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
a treaty that the United States forced Mexico to sign in 1848, giving Mexico's northern lands to the United States
Gadsen Purchase
the 1853 purchase by the United States of a piece of land from northern Mexico
Maquiladora
in Mexico a factory that imports duty-free parts from the United States to make products that it then exports back across the border
Constitutional Monarchy
a government ruled by a king or queen whose power is determined by the nation's constitution and laws

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