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Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry

Civil War

Noun

(1860-1865) American conflict between the Union (north) and Confederacy (south).

data

Plural Noun

(singular: datum) information collected during a scientific study.

distribution

Noun

the way something is spread out over an area.

Encyclopedic Entry: distribution

First Great Migration

Noun

(~1915-~1930) movement of African Americans from the South, mostly to urban areas in the North.

map

Noun

symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.

Encyclopedic Entry: map

New Great Migration

Noun

(~1970-present) movement of African Americans to the South.

population

Noun

total number of people or organisms in a particular area.

Second Great Migration

Noun

(~1930-~1970) movement of African Americans from the South, mostly to urban areas in the Midwest and West.

South

Noun

loosely defined geographic region largely composed of states that supported or were sympathetic to the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the U.S. Civil War.

U.S. Census

Noun

count of everyone in the U.S., conducted every 10 years.

Encyclopedic Entry: U.S. Census

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