World Geo U5
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One of the only 17 countries recognized as megadiverse
You'll find nearly 20% of the world's fresh surface water here
An endangered species found in Sierra Gorda
Stretches of it act as a natural border between the U.S. and Mexico
Queretaro Pocket Gopher
An endemic species inhabiting Sierra Gorda
Location of Mount St. Helens
North America and Canada make up this ecoregion
Isthmus of Panama
Narrow curve of land that connects North and South America
Central American country that runs parallel to the Cocos ocean plate
This body of water is a natural border between the U.S. and Canada
The process by which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group is called _____
Chinatown in San Francisco and Little Havana in Miami are examples of _____
The Salad Bowl analogy of U.S. society states that _____
Ethnic groups living in the United States retain unique features, but also contribute to American culture as a whole
A form of government in which a king or queen acts as head of state while parliament makes legislation is called a _____
Based on the text, what was the African diaspora?
The dispersion of Africans during and after the trans-Atlantic slave trade
Which is the term for a completely structured language that develops from a blending of native languages and introduced languages?
Which movement was initiated in the 1960s by Quebecer Rene Levesque?
A movement to make Quebec an independent sovereignty
Which U.S. city is best known for celebrating the tradition of Mardi Gras?
Which country is responsible for laying Canada's cultural foundation?
Which group makes up the largest segment of the Mexican population?
Queen Elizabeth II
Canada's head of state
The U.S. equivalent to Canada's Parliament
Central American country settle by the British
El Salvador and Nicaragua experienced this for more than a decade
Up and into the 20th century, only one percent of the population owned land in this country
U.S. form of government
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Halted the import of Canadian beef to the U.S.
An alliance formed by countries with similar political or economic goals
A government tax on imports and exports
Free Trade Agreement
Unimpeded exchange and flow of goods and services between trading partners regardless of national borders
A term applied to countries that hold a vast number of earth's species and are extremely biodiverse
A form of government in which a king or queen acts as head of state, while the ability to make and pass legislation belongs to an elected parliament
The merging of cultural traits from previously distinct cultural groups
A condition in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups are present and tolerated within a society
A group of nations that share common interests and usually act in concert in international affairs