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1 Unit 1: American Journeys Theme 1: American Dreams http://jimrlong.us/AmericaTheBeautiful/America_the_beautiful.jpg

2 ambition- wanting to improve your life or make it better He has the ambition to climb to the top of the company by doing hard word. http://duncandrews.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/ambition1.jpg

3 gleaming- something that shines, sparkles, or shimmers The gleaming lights at the planetarium were astounding. http://moblog.net/media/o/j/oj/gleaming-lights-of-the-souls-1.JPG

4 flourished- when plants or animals have grown very well in certain places Jo Lee’s orange trees flourished on Golden Mountain. http://affordablehomeandgardenstore.com/merchandise/moro-blood-orange-tree

5 ancestor- a family member who lived before you My great-grandparents’ ancestors were considered royalty. http://www.hartmann-matthias.de/ancestor.jpg

6 artifact– an object used by people long ago Many artifacts can be discovered by paleontologists who search for articles. http://www.bragg.army.mil/culturalresources/images/artifact_assemblage_1.JPG

7 cautious- very careful One must be very cautious when trying not to wake someone who is sleeping. http://www.parentingpress.com/illus/temt_53.jpg

8 youth- the time before you’re an adult Today’s youth have many more experiences than their elders did at that age. http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/m_image/l_o_ypg_1__1.jpg

9 immigrant- a person who moves from his/her home country to live in a new country My great-grandfather was an immigrant who wanted a better life for his family. http://www.gjenvick.com/images/Immigration/1928-07-26/ImmigrantIdentificationCard-USDepartmentOfState-FrontSide-500.jpg

10 prosper- to be successful, especially with money or crops If you manage your money well, you will prosper in life. http://www.mckinneyhomerebate.com/images2/huntington-homes-glen-at-whitley-place-prosper0007_400.jpg

11 settler- a person who makes a home in a new place where people have never lived before The settlers came with very few items and settled in unknown lands. http://pcmedia.gamespy.com/pc/image/article/650/650998/age-of-empires-iii-20050914062730946-000.jpg


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