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Chapter 4 - US

Chapter 4 - United States

contiguous areas that are joined together inside a common boundary
megalopolis pattern of heavy urban settlement over a large area
coral reef structure at or near the water's surgace formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
free enterprise system economic system in which people start and run businesses with limited government intervention
service industry business that provides services to people instead of producing goods
navigable describes a body of water wide and deep enough to allow the passage of ships
fossil fuels coal, oul, or natural gas
acid rain rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants
landfill area where trash companies dump the waste they collect
recycling reusing materials instead of throwing them out
free trade taking down trade burries so that goods flow freely amoung countries
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
democracy form of government in which citizens choose the nation's leaders by voting for them
federal republic government divided between national and state powers
secede to withdraw from a national governmen
immigrant person who moves to a new country to make a permanent home
ethnic group people who share a common culture, language, or history
rural area in the countryside
urban area in the city
suburbs smaller community that surrounds a city
national park area set aside to protect wilderness and wildlife and for recreation
Created by: gill56