streams or rivers that flow into a larger river
cutting or clearing of trees for a forest
"Christ Child" a current in the Pacific Ocean that results from changes in air pressure causing changes in weather patterns
pictures and symbols used to represent words and sounds
Aztec floating gardens
exchange of goods between Europe and its colonies in N. and S. America
big farm or ranch in Spanish speaking countries
mixed Europeans and Native American ancestry
community farm owned by the people of a village together
replacing community ownership with individual or private ownership
process of moving products to their markets
establish government control of a service or industry
business of helping people travel on vacations
of the city
of the countryside
holiday celebrated by a village or town=parades, games, and feasts
North American Free Trade Agreement-helps reduce taxes on items traded among Mexico, United States, and Canada
Four regions of Latin America
Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America
What causes volcanoes and earthquakes?
What is the 2nd largest city in the world?
What is a major problem in Mexico City?
What is the name of the highest continuous mountain range in the world?
What is the name of the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere?
What is the 2nd longest river in the world yet it carries the most water to the sea?
Where were the Maya's located?
in Central America and Mexico
What did the Mayans establish?
What was important to the Mayans?
What was the name of the Native American group from Mexico that used chinampas?
What is the name of the Native American group from South America that was known for their stone work?
Who was Cortes?
the 1st Spanish leader to land in Latin America - he helped defeat Montezuma
Why were the Spanish able to defeat the Aztec?
They had better weapons - guns, swords.
Who was Father Hidalgo?
He urged Mexican independence and overthrew the Spanish rule.
What problems were created for the Native Americans by introducing Christianity to Mexico?
Some Native Americans were forced to accept Christianity.
Why did Mexico and the U.S. have a war?
They couldn't decide on a common border for land.
What did the Treaty of Guadalupe and the Gadsen Purchase do?
gave Mexican lands to the U.S.
Who was Benito Juarez?
He rose from poverty to bring reform to Mexico.
What was the main reason for the Mexican Revolution?
Who was Mexico's president?
Does Mexico have states?
Yes, Mexico has states like the U.S.
What type of government does Mexico have?
democracy and republic
What % of Mexico's people are farmers?
Who produces more silver than any other country?
What is Mexico's most important natural resource and who is the biggest buyer?
Oil and the U.S.
Name 1 Mexican holiday.
Independence Day, Sept. 16th; Day of the Dead, Nov. 1 or 2nd; Fiesta
What happens once a week in Mexican villages?
What is Mexico moving more towards?
an urban society; more jobs are in the city.
What is life like for the rural people of Mexico?
They are faced with poverty, lack of: education, electricty, and water.
Where are the most active group of volcanoes in North and South America?
in Central America