History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence to show
your understanding of the history term.
isolated communities
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A settlement that is separated from other settlements by features like Mountains or oceans.
There are many isolated communities in Alaska.
colony
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A settlement in a distant place.
The pilgrims left England to form a colony in North America.
settlement
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A small community or small village.
Birmingham was once a settlement.
shelter
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A place that provides protection.
A shelter keeps someone safe.
colonist
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A person who lives in a colony.
Myles Standish was a colonist.
oracle (not a bone)
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A shrine or a prophet
I have nefver seen or met an oracle.
merchant
A person who makes money by selling goods.
We see a lot of merchants at the farmer's market.
city-state
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An early city that was like a small independent country with its own laws and government.
I think that may states were city-states first.
monarchy
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A form of government in which the ruling power is in the hands of one person.
England has a monarchy ruled by Queen Elizabeth.
oligarchy
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A form of government in which the ruling power is in the hands of a few people.
I can't think of any country that has an oligarchy for a government.
tyranny
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A form of government in which the ruling power is in the hands of one person who is not a lawful king.
Some of the countries in the middle east and asia are govenrned by tyranny.
democracy
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A form of government in which the ruling power is shared by all citizens.
George Washington formed a democracy in the United States.
monarch
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A single ruler who holds all of the power in a country or empire.
Prince William will someday be the monarch in England.
aristocrat
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A member of the most powerful class in ancient Greek society.
I think an aristocrat is usually a rich person.
oligarch
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One of several people who rules a country or empire together, sharing the power.
An oligarch can make decisions with other people.
tyrant
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A person who seizes power illegally.
I think that Sadam Hussein was probably a tyrant.
assembly
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A group oif citizens in an ancient Greek democracy with the power to pass laws.
The Michigan State Senate is an assembly.
Peloponnesus
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The penninsula forming the southern part of the mainland of Greece.
I think Pelpponnesus is the Greek wordj for penninsula.
agora
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A marketplace in ancient Greece.
I think a farmer's market is a modern-day agora.
priestess
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A female Priest.



My Mom could be a preistess but I can't be one because I am a boy.