Unit 2 US and Canada Vocabulary

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everglades

a huge swampland that covers some 4,000 square miles

tundra

a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line

lock

sections of a waterway with closed gates where water levels are raised and lowered

columbian exchange

what historians call the coming of the Europeans

representatice democracy

A political system in which leaders and representatices acquire power by means of a competitive struggle for the people's vote. This is the form of government used by nations that are called democratic.

megalopolis

a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)

province

the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

confederation

a political union

parliamentary government

a system in which legislative and executive function are combined

democracy

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

prime minister

the majority party's leader in parliament

alliance

an agreement between two nations

coalition

an alliance of nation

melting pot

a country with a blend of races

NAACP

National Association for the Adancment of Colored People

civil rights

rights to personal liberty

prevailing westerlies

winds that blow from West to East

nomad

a person with no permanent home who moves according to seasons

continental divide

the line of the highest points in North America that divides the East and West flowing rivers

migration

the movement of people within a country of region

import

to bring from a foreig country for use

export

a product or a good that is sold from one economy to another

louisiana purchase

territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million

command economy

type of economy where demand and enterprise are made by a central government

market economy

an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices

free enterprise

an economic system where individuals own most buisnesses

New England

a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut

the Midwest

the region that contains the 12 states of the northcentral United States

the South

a subreagion that vocers about one-fourth of the land area of the United States and contains more than one-third of its population

the West

the subregion of 14 states that stretched from the GReat Plains to the Pacific Ocean and includes Alaska and Hawaii

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