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United States (4-5)

Chapters 4 and 5

What are the basic rights that belong to all citizens? civil rights
What is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock? agriculture
What is the manufacturing and making of products to sell? industry
What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution called? Bill of Rights
What word means joined together inside a common boundary? contiguous
What two states are not part of the contiguous U.S.? Hawaii and Alaska
In what type of democracy do people elect leaders to represent them? representative democracy
What branch of government is led by the president? executive
What branch of government makes laws? legislative
What branch of government determines if laws are constitutional? judicial
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
What organization created the largest free trade area in the world? NAFTA
What legislative body consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives? Congress
What organization provides resources to people affected by disasters? FEMA
Which part of the Great Plains has a semiarid climate? western
Which part of the Great Plains has humid continental and humid subtropical climate? eastern
What is the powerful current that flows through the Atlantic Ocean? Gulf Stream
What body of water borders the western U.S.? Pacific
What was the original name of New York City? New Amsterdam
What type of climate is found in the southeast U.S.? humid subtropical
The Allegheny and the Monongahela Rivers combine to form the ____________ River. Ohio
What climate does Oregon, California, and Washington have due to a rain shadow? marine west coast
What is the main reason small family farms are decreasing in western states? agribusiness
What is a major crop in Idaho? potatoes
Coal, oil, and natural gas are examples of _____________ fuels. fossil
What state has a large quantity of coal? Wyoming
What area is known as the "nation's breadbasket?" Midwest
What is the largest ethnic group in the U.S.? Caucasian
Where does the St. Lawrence get its water from? Great Lakes
Created by: MrsBirdwell