History

natural resources

Something found in nature that is useful to humans

Tributary

a smaller river or stream that flows into a larger river

drainge basin

The area of land that drains into tributaries and eventually into larger rivers

Ground water

Moisture that seeps into the subsurface and accumulates in the rocks formation called aquifers

Surface water

The water in lakes, pond, rivers, and reservoirs

Reservoirs

Made lake where water is collected and kept air quantity for use

aguaculture

The commercial production of freshwater animals, like catfish, and aquatic plants

Lignite

a low grade of coal

Antebellum Period

The time in Mississippi from its establishment as an American territory in 1798 to the beginning of civil war

geologist

a scientist who studies the origin, history, and composition of the Earths crust

Maze

corn

Sharecropper

a person who farmed another man's land for a share of the crop

farm tenancy

Renting farmland from another farmer and paying rent in cash or shares of produce

loess soil

Wind blown dust that accumulates and forms a ridge of bluffs as it approaches higher elevations

Alluival soil

Soil that was deposited by running water

absolute location

the precise location on Earths surface

Longitude

The distance east or west of the prime meridian

Prime Meridian

the imaginary line that runs from North Pole to South Pole through Greenwich, England

Latitude

The distance north or south of the equator

Equator

An imaginary line that goes around the globe halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole

Elevation

The height of the land above sea level

eon

a vast, long period of time

growing season

The number of days between the last killing frost to the first killing frost in the fall

flora

The natural vegetation of a region

fauna

The animal life of a particular area

hurricane

a violent storm with very strong winds

tornado

A rapidly whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down to touch Earth's surface.