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U.S. & Canada Vocab

Continental Divide is the line of the highest point in North America That marks the seperation between rivers flowing eastward and westward
Permafrost is a ground permanantly frozen
prevailing westerlies is the wind blowing from west to east
Everglades is a large subtropical spwampland in flordia of about 4,000 square miles
nomad is a person with no permanent home who moves according to seasons from place to place in search of food, water and grazing lands
Berginia A land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska
St. lawrence seaway is north americas most important deepwater ship route, connecting the great lakes to the atlantic ocean by way of the st. lawrence river
lock is a section of waterway with closed gates where water level are raised and lowered
Representative Democracy is a government in which people rule through elected representatives
New England is the six nation state in the north united state- maine, vermont, new hampshire, Mssacchusetts, Rhoude island, and Conneticut
Midwest the region that contains the 12 states of the north-central United States
province A unit of an empire
Dominion of Canada Unified Canadian government created by Britain to bolster Canadians against potential attacks or overtures from the United States.
Parilament a council of lords and clergy that later evolved into England's legislature
Prime Minister the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state.
First Nations A group of Canada's Native American people
Metis People of mixed Native American and French Canadian descent
reserve in resource management, the known quantity of a resource that can be economically recovered
Atlantic Provinces the provinces in Eastern Canada-Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland
the south is a region that covers about 1/4 of the land area of the united states and contains more than 1/3 of its population
the west is the north american region, consisting of 13 states that stretches from the great plains to the pacific ocean and includes alaska to the north and hawaii in the pacific
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