the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages.
1803 purchase of the Louisiana territory from France. Made by Jefferson, this doubled the size of the US.
the free, open land that was available for settlement
a community located outside a city
a government in which the people rule through elected representatives
commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
new england region
a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
mid atlantic region
PA, NJ, NY, DE
a region in which several large cities and surrounding areas grow together
the name given to a line of large northeastern cities running south from Boston to Washington D.C.
The Smallest and Most Densely Populated Region in the United States
system where legislative and executive functions are combined in a legislature called a parliament
the basic facilities of a country or region, such as roads, bridges, and sewers
area of the Great Plains made worthless for farming by drought and dust storms in the 1930s
US civil war
A conflict between Northern and Southern states of the US over the issue of slavery, lasting from 1861-65.
a mountain system in eastern North America
the major mountain range in western North America
flat tree-less landscape that stretches through the central portion of north america from texas to canada
a huge, rocky region that curves around Hudson Bay like a giant horseshoe. The Shield covers half the land area of Canada.
st. lawrence seaway
system of locks, canals, and dams that allows ships to move from one water level to another completed in 1959; makes it easier to move goods from the US to Canada
winds that blow from west to east in the middle of the latitudes
a political division of land in Canada, similar to a state in the United States
the head of government in a parliamentary system
a person of mixed French-Canadian and Native American ancestry
original settlers of canada, arrived after the first ice age
The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.
a system in which the central government makes all economic decisions
traditions & rituals decide what, how, & for whom things will be produced
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan
MD, W. VA, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, KY, TN, AR, OK, TX
WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, UT, AZ, NM, CO, WY, MT
an industry in which workers are paid to do things for other people
quebec and ontario
manitoba, saskatchewan, alberta
New Foundland, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick
british columbia, yukon, northwest, nunavut
Canada's longest river
the top of the Rocky Mountains that divides North America's rivers into the ones that flow eastward and the ones that flow westward