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Unit 1 2011 US Geo

Auriemma US Geography Terms

QuestionAnswer
Acid Rain Rain containing high amounts of chemical pollutants.
Census A population count taken by the Census Bureau
Community A group of people who share the same interests and concerns.
Representative democracy A government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf.
erode to wear away or destroy gradually
Immigrant a person who moves permanently to a new country
metropolitan area a large city and it surrounding suburbs
natural resources gifts of nature that make production possible
economic system the nation's way of producing things its people want and need
agriculture Cultivating soil, growing crops and raising livestock
territory land and coastal waters that are a political subdivision of a country
landmark a prominent identifying feature of a landscape or a building or site with historical significance.
culture shared ideas, beliefs and values of a part of a group of people
climate temperature, precipitation and wind of a particular region
absolute location latitude and longitude coordinates.
relative location the location using cardinal directions
interdependent mutually dependent
abundance a great amount of an item
navigable ships are able to pass through
diversity a point or respect in which tings are different
megalopolis a region made up of several large cities and their surroundings
federal system government in which power is shared between the states and the national government
rural the countryside
urban the city
Name the five states that border the Pacific Ocean Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska
What is the capital city of Oregon? Salem
What is the capital city of Washington Olympia
What is the capital city of California? Sacramento
What is the capital city of Alaska? Juneau
What is the capital city of Hawaii? Honolulu
Name the five states that border the Gulf of Mexico. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida
What is the capital of Florida? Tallahassee
What is the capital city of Alabama? Montgomery
What is the capital city of Mississippi? Jackson
What is the capital city of Louisiana? Baton Rouge
What is the capital city of Texas? Austin
Name the 14 states that border the Atlantic Ocean. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
What is the capital city of Maine? Augusta
What is the capital city of New Hampshire? Concord
What is the capital city of Massachusetts? Boston
What is the capital city of Rhode Island? Providence
What is the capital city of Connecticut? Hartford
What is the capital city of New York? Albany
What is the capital city of New Jersey? Trenton
What is the capital city of Delaware? Dover
What is the capital city of Maryland? Annapolis
What is the capital city of Virginia? Richmond
What is the capital city of North Carolina? Raleigh
What is the capital city of South Carolina? Columbia
What is the capital city of Georgia? Atlanta
What is the capital city of Florida? Tallahassee
Name the five Great Lakes? Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior
Name the eight states that border the Great Lakes. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York.
What is the capital city of Minnesota? St. Paul
What is the capital city of Wisconsin? Madison
What is the capital city of Michigan? Lansing
What is the capital city of Illinois? Springfield
What is the capital city of Indiana? Indianapolis
What is the capital city of Ohio? Columbus
What is the capital city of Pennsylvania? Harrisburg
What is the capital city of New York? Albany
Which four states meet and make the four corners? Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico.
What is the capital of Utah? Salt Lake City
What is the capital city of Colorado? Denver
What is the capital city of Arizona? Phoenix
What is the capital city of New Mexico? Santa Fe
What is the capital city of Nevada? Carson City
What is the capital city of Idaho? Boise
What is the capital city of Montana? Helena
What is the capital city of Wyoming? Cheyenne
What is the capital city of North Dakota? Bismarck
What is the capital city of South Dakota? Pierre
What is the capital city of Nebraska? Lincoln
What is the capital city of Kansas? Topeka
What is the capital city of Oklahoma Oklahoma City
What is the capital city of Iowa? Des Moines
What is the capital city of Missouri? Jefferson City
What is the capital city of Arkansas? Little Rock
What is the capital city of Kentucky? Frankfort
What is the capital city of Tennessee? Nashville
What is the capital city of West Virginia? Charleston
What is the capital city of Vermont Montpelier
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