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Geography Mid Term 7

What is NAFTA? North American Free Trade Agreement
What is a migrant? a person who moves from place to place to get work, esp. a farm laborer who harvests crops seasonally.
What is a canal? a man-made channel of water
What are haciendas? an estate or plantation
What are tariffs? a tax levied on imported or exported goods.
What is global warming? the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation
What province of Canada may attempt to separate for the rest of Canada's union? Quebec
What are the different climate zones found world wide (List north to south) Polar, Continental, Moderate, Dry, and Tropical
What is the relationship like between the USA and Canada? an uneven relationship - Canada overshadowed by the U.S.
What is Pangaea? the supercontinent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before the component continents were separated into their current configuration
What are the 5 themes of geography? Location, Place, Human enviromental interactions, Movement, and Regions
What is significant about Alaska's size (total area)? more than 3x larger than all of the Northeeast.
How many people currently live on Earth? 6.7 billion
What is immigrant people who move into the country from another
What are the 4 ways that fault boundaries meet on Earth? Diagram each. Subduction, Spreading, Converging, and Faulting
What is emigrant people who leave the country for another
GNP? importance? Gross National Product - it is an important indicator of an economy's strength
GDP? importance? Gross Domestic Product - figure used to measure the size of the nation's economy. used to help keep the country’s economy on track
Urban Hierarchy? (bottom) Farm, Village, Large Town, City, Metropolis (top)
What is a metropolitan area? Largest city in a region
What is capitalism? an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for a private profit
What is communism? a system of government in which the government controls the means of production, determining what goods will be made, how much workers will be paid, and how much items will cost
What is telecommunication? the transmission of information, over significant distances , for the purpose of communication
What is the Megalopolis and how far does it stretch down the East Coast? "a very large city" - from Boston to Washington, D.C.
What is the sunbelt? the band of southern states from the Carolinas to southern California. It overlaps to regions - the South and the West.
Where does the fall line exist in the U.S.? an imaginary line between the Appalachain Mountains and the Atlantic Coastal plain. It is the place where rivers and streams form waterfalls and rapids as they descend from plateau to coastal plain.
What are the 4 regions of the U.S.? Northeast, South, Midwest, and West
Northeast region - 2 characteristics - Made up of six states - known for its beautiful landscapes
South region - 2 characteristics - humid, subtropical climate - lush, mixed forests
Midwest region - 2 characteristics - Midwestern farms are among the most productive in the world - it is relatively flat and the soil is fertile
West region - 2 characteristics - breathtaking natural landscape with canyons and snow capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains - storehouse for gold, silver, uranium, and other minerals.
What is bedrock? The solid rock underlying the earth's surface
What is a lock in relation to a canal an enclosed area on a canal that raises or lowers ships from one water level to another.
What does it mean for a providence or a state to secede? to withdraw formally from membership in a political or religious organization - a state or providence would withdraw from a country
Created by: smholt