Migration

Chapter 11 vocabulary

Migration (People)

Human migration is the permanent or semi-permanent relocation of people from one location to another.


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Push and Pull Factors

Push and pull factors are terms often used for migration. They are causes with which people tend to be pushed away or repelled from certain locations; while pull factors are those conditions that attract people to a particular location.


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Social Factors

Social factors refer to the facts and experiences that influence or control an individual's personality, attitudes and lifestyle.


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Ethnic Persecution

Racism, also sometimes called racialism is generally defined as actions, practices, or beliefs that consider the human species to be divided into races with shared traits, abilities, or qualities.


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Religious Persecution

It is the mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs or affiliations or lack thereof.


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Environmental Factors

Environmental factor or ecological factor or ecofactor is any factor, abiotic or biotic, that influences living organisms.


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Physical Barriers

A physical barrier is a factor that limits the migration interbreeding or free movement of individuals or animals.


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Irish Potato Famine

Famine of 1845-49, famine that occurred in Ireland in 1845-49 when the potato crop failed in successive years. The crop failures were caused by late blight, a disease that destroys both the leaves and the edible roots, or tubers, of the potato plant.


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Poverty

Poverty is scarcity, dearth or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.


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Atlantic slave trade

The Atlantic slave trade. Also known as the transatlantic slave trade, was the enslavement and transportation primarily of African people, to the colonies of the New World that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean.