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chapter 5 & 6 vocabulary

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Colony   A Territory separated from but subject to a ruling power.  
Annexed   To formally incorporate into country's or state the territory of another.  
Ceded   To transfer or to give up.  
Civil War   A conflict between opposite groups of citizens of the same country.  
Industrial Revolution   The shift from human power to machine power.  
Continental divide   A boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.  
Drainage basins   The entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries.  
Tributaries   A river or stream that flows into a main river.  
Strations   Marks characterizing glaciated areas of rock.  
Rain Shadow   An area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains.  
Literacy   The ability to read and write.  
Suburbs   A residential area outside a central city.  
Standard of living   A person's or group's level of material well-being, as measured by education, housing, health care, and nutrition.  
Per capita   Per person.  
Gross National product   The total value of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms.  
Canal   An artificial waterway.  
Telecommunication   Communications by electronic means.  
Free enterprise   An economic system that allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own businesses in an open, competitive market.  
Metropolitan area   A major city and its surrounding suburbs.  
Hierarchy   Rank according to function.  
Hinterlands   The area served by a metropolis.  


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