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belief that spirits or souls animate (bring to life) objects and natural phenomena

animism

2

government by one person

autocracy

3

trading goods and/or services for other goods and/or services without the use of currency

barter

4

economy in which the government answers the 3 basic economic questions

command economy

5

all the things that make up a people's entire way of life

culture

6

government by the people

democracy

7

a government in which power is held by force

dictatorship

8

a form of democracy in which the voters, not their representatives, serve as the government

direct democracy

9

ways to use limited resources to meet unlimited needs and wants

economics

10

more than two generations living in the same household

extended family

11

a system of ranking things according to level

hierarchy

12

economy in which the people and organizations run by the people answer the 3 basic economic questions

market economy

13

society in which females exercise the most authority

matriarchal society

14

economy in which the people and the government answer the 3 basic economic questions

mixed economy

15

a government in which power is inherited

monarchy

16

belief in one god or higher power

monotheism

17

two generations--parents and children--living in the same household

nuclear family

18

society in which males exercise the most authority

patriarchal society

19

belief in many gods or higher powers

polytheism

20

a form of democracy in which the people who vote elect representatives to the government

republic

21

the ability to move up or down in social status

social mobility

22

producing enough to survive and nothing more

subsistence

23

more than what is needed

surplus

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an economic system that is based on the way a society has always lived

traditional economy