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  • ... congress, a meeting where a chosen or elected group of people discuss ideas, make decisions and make the laws. natural rights, rights that belong to all people from birth. indentured servant, a person who agreed to work for another person with...
  • ... She married Spain's Philip II. Reform League, organization led by John Bright that pushed parliament to give sufferage to the working class. Emilie du Chatelet, A French mathematician, physicist, and author. In 1737 Published a paper Disse...
  • ... hardness, moh's hardness scale. Tectonic earthquakes, Associated w/ faulting. atomic number, number of protons. crest, top of a wave. Brittle behavior, faults, breaks, fractures. silt and clay, remain in suspension. analytical science, phy...
  • ... volcanoes, flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides. Use a labeled sketch to explain the role of gravity and pressure in controlling groundwater flow. ... The different Erosional Surfaces? 1) Angular unconformity, 2) Disconformi...
  • ... This is why informed people called tidal waves tsunamis and rip tides rip currents. Waves and currents are not formed by tides! plans-induced weathering, root growth wedges rocks apart along fractures. during chemical direction differentiation...
  • ... Zone of aeration, Area above watertaber and zone of saturation where open spaces are not completely saturated. Solar Cell (photovoltaic), The electrical current created when a dislodged electron moves in a circular path between the surface and...
  • ... headward, this type of erosion allows a stream to lengthen its valley - it is the slow uphill growth of a valley above its orginal source through gullying - mass wasting and sheet erosion. silica, A material found in magma that is formed from ...
  • ... Bright's Disease, That did the doctor say Emily died of? obliterate, verb: To wipe out completely; to do away with, leaving no trace. libation, a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity. How does nature change as Persephone...
  • ... Brandenburg v. Ohio, 1969 states not allowed to prevent or punish inflammatory speech unless it will lead to "imminent lawless action". Gitlow v. New York, 1925 "freedom of press and speech" extended by 14th Amendment to th...
  • ... "Too many workers, too few jobs", race riots. only congresswoman to vote against war, Jeannette Rankin. Scorched Earth (policy), Red Army retreated, later counterattack. Holocaust, the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler....
  • ... (Separate words with a comma.). radiometric dating, the procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals containing certain radioactive isotopes. Strike Slip Faults, -Opposite moving faults -Left lateral when move is counter cl...
  • ... basil slip, the whole glacier slides on its bottom surface. What is metamorphism? process that leads to changes to changes in the mineralogy, texture, and sometimes the chemical compostion of rocks. Takes place where preexisting rock is subjec...
  • ... Texture refers to, the size, shape, and arrangement of mineral grains. transform fault, What type of fault is formed when a lithospheric plate slides past another lithospheric plate? Example is the San Andreas fault. the only evidence for inte...
  • ... Took name of Persian leader shah or king. Bessemer, His technique allowed for inexpensive, high-quality steel. gentlemen's agreement, californians repealed offensive school order, japanese stopped flow of laborers to us. Thinker who develo...
  • ... biosynthesis, The initial formation of life on Earth. atoll, A ring-shaped island of coral reefs and coral debris enclosing, or almost enclosing, a central shallow lagoon from which no land protrudes. Atolls often form over sinking, inactive v...