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Unit 2 Vocab

7-5 Petersen: Unit 2 Ch.4-5 (The U.S. and Canada)

contiguous joined together or touching inside a common boundry
megalopolis a huge uraban area
coral reef a submerged ridge of coral formed by the skeletons of small sea animals in the ocean
free enterprise system economic system in which people start and run businesses with limited government intervention
service industry a business that provides services to people instead of producing goods
navigble wide and deep enough to allow the passage of ships
fossil fuels coal, oil, or natural gas used as power
acid rain rain containing huge amounts of chemical pollutants
landfill the areas where trash companies dump the waste they collect
recycling reusing materials instead of throwing them out
free trade taking down trade barriers so that goos flow freely amoung countries
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
representative democracy a government in which voters choose leaders who make and enforce laws
federal republic government in which powere is divided between the national government and the state government
secede withdraw from a group
immigrants people who move to a new country to make a new home
rural countryside, farm areas
urban city dwellers
suburb smaller city that surrounds a city
provinces regional political divisions
glacier giant, slowly moving ice
tundra huge, rolling, treeless plains in which only the top few inches of ground thaw in the summer
prairie rolling, inland grassy area with fertile soil
cordillera group of mountain ranges that run side by side
newsprint thin paper used for printing newspapers
dominion self governing nation that accepts the British monarch as head of state
parlimentary democracy voters elect representatives
prime minister the official head of a government
bilingual speaking two languages
autonomy the group's right to govern itself
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