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United states and ca

Chapter 5-6

colony a territory separated from but subject to a ruling power
annex to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another
cede to transfer or give up
civil war a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
industrial revolution the shift from human power to machine power
continental climate the type of climate found in the great central areas of continents in the northern hemisphere characterized by cold snowy winters and hot warm summers
drainage basin the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and is tributaries
tributary a river or stream that flows into a main river
striation marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock
rain shadow an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of the high mountains
literacy the ability to read and write
suburb a residential are outside an urban city
standard of living a persons or groups level of material well being, as measured by education housing, health care, and nutrition
per capita per person
Gross national product the total value of goods and services,produced within a country in a year including the domestic output of foreign firms and excluding the output of domestic firms in foreign countries
canal an artificial water way
telecommunication communication by electronic means
free enterprise an economic system that allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own business in an open, competitive market
metropolitan area a major city and its surrounding suburbs
hierarchy rank according to function
hinterland the area served by a metropolis
Created by: cheyenne066