mid & high latitudes have what types of seasons?
hot v. cold seasons
low latitudes have what types of seasons?
wet v. dry (around the equator)
think african safari
shorter grasses, dry
away from the tropics
not grassy, grasses don't grow very high
the US is the ______ largest country in the world, in land size (area).
3rd. Canada is 2nd and Russia is 1st
USA pop? Canada Pop?
313 million; 34 million
most canadians live within how many miles of the US border?
200 mi (320 km) - the southern canadian border
the US is dominated by what type of mountain ranges
in North America we have 2 major water systems, list:
1. ms river (runs N-S, tributaries run E-W)
2. Great lakes to st. lawrence seaway
the major water systems serve as what?
important water sources and transportation systems
the north american realm is dominated by what?
westerly winds and temperate conditions
In north America "B" climate =?
yellow on map, dry climate, semi-arid and arid in the west
In north America "C" climate =?
green on the map, humid temp in the SE
In north America "D" climate =?
purple on the map, humid cold in the northern and interior lowlands
in the very tip of FL
A - Humid equatorial
Along the pacific coast
Cf & Cs - Humid temp
in the very far north
in the Western MTs
the culture of N America is dominated by what?
european colonization and immigration
Canada is what in language? list:
plural in language; the 2 official languages are English (62%) and French (25%)<-mostly in Quebec
the ethnic background of Canada is mainly ________&_________, but _______is becoming quite________.
English & french; British Columbia; Asian
the western part of the US & Canada are both becoming quite what?
USA is plural in what
list the 5 major ethnicity's of the US?
1. American Indians (Amerindians) - W
2. European Americans - ?
3. African Americans - SE
4. Hispanic Americans - SW
5. Asian Americans - W
what are the 2 theories as to how the Amerindians arrived in america?
1. old theory = moved across exposed land at the Bering Strait during the Pleistocene Glaciation (ended 10,000 yrs ago and lasted 70-80,000yrs)
2. new theory = multiple migrations from multiple locations
what % of the Amerindian pop died when the European settlers arrived?
list the 4 major religions of North America
3. other christian
4. no religious pref
North America has ample ______&______resources, but an even more ample appetite for resources. USA can be ___________in a pinch
energy & mineral;self-sufficient
North America has wonderful what?
how many provinces are there in Canada? how many territories? list the territories:
10; 2; Yukon Terr & Northwest Terr
what is the name of Canada's one autonomous area? who live there?
Nunavut; Eskimos (Inuit)
list the 3 major components of Canada's resources:
Canada is still moving into what?
the post-indutrial society
what is a very important agreement to US, Canada, & MX?
who are among the worl's biggest 2-nation trading partners?
US & Canada