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Chapters 5-7 exam

MACKENZIE RIVER Canada's longest river, which is part of a river system that flows across the Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean.
GREAT PLAINS a vast grassland of central North America that is largely treeless and ascends to 4,000 feet above sea level.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER a major river that runs north-south almost the length of the United States, from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, and is part of the longest river system on the continent.
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY a government in which the people rule through elected representatives.
FREE ENTERPRISE an economic system in which private individuals own most of the resources, technology, and businesses, and can operate them for profit with little control from the government.
COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE the movement of plants,, animals and diseases between the Eastern and Western hemispheres during the age of exploration
MULTINATIONALS a corporation that engages in business worldwide
SERVICE INDUSTRY any kind of economic activity that produces a service rather than a product
MEGALOPOLIS a region in which several large cities and surrounding areas grow together
POSTINDUSTRIAL ECONOMY an economic phase in which manufacturing no longer plays a dominate role
DOMINION OF CANADA the loose confederation of Ontario (Upper Canada), Quebec (Lower Canada), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, created by the British North American Act in 1867.
FIRST NATIONS a group of Canada's Native American people.
PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT a system where legislative and executive functions are combined in a legislature called a parliament.
RESERVES FOR NATIVE PEOPLES IN CANADA a public land set aside for native people by the government
PRIME MINISTER the head of a government, the majority party's leader in parliament.
PERMAFROST permanently frozen ground
ROCKY MOUNTAINS a major mountain system of the United States and Canada, extending 3,000 miles from Alaska south to New Mexico.
BERINGIA a land bridge thought to have connected what are now Siberia and Alaska
EVERGLADES a large subtropical swampland in Florida of about 4,000 square miles.
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS one of two major mountain chains in the eastern UnitedStates and Canada, extending 1,600 miles from Newfoundland south to Alabama
PREVAILING WESTERLIES winds that blow from west to east
ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY North America's most important deepwater ship route, connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the St.Lawrence River.
CANADIAN PROVINCES a political unit. Atlantic Providences, Core Provinces, Prairie Provinces, Pacific Province and Territories.
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