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7th Geography Unit 6 United States
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What is the capital city of the USA?
How many stars and stripes our on the US flag and what of they represent?
50 stars and 13 stripes
The stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies.
Who lived on US soil first?
They were descendants of who?
The Indians - Native Americans
descendants of the Asiatic people
How did the US of today originate?
As colonies from United Kingdom of Great Britain
Where was the first colony?
What was the initial goal of the new colonies set up in the US?
To bring the natural resources back to their home countries.
Overtime, people came to the US for different reasons. Why did the pilgrims come to the US?
Some were christians looking for *religious freedom
other came for the *opportunity to own land.
What people were brought to US by force?
Africa were brought to the US as slaves
What was the primary reason the African slaves were brought to America?
to work on the plantations in American south
What is a plantation?
It is a large farm in the America's south
What is a revolution?
It is any major period of change
How was the American revolution considered a political revolution?
Because America established its own democratic, republican form of government and declaring political independence
How was the American Revolution considered a social revolution?
By rejecting the traditional European social structure - monarch, royals, nobles etc
How was the American Revolution considered a economic revolution?
By rejecting the traditional European measures of wealth and economic power
What is the document called that set up the United States government?
The US Constitution
What type of government did the US have during this time?
A Federal Republic
What attracted people to immigrant to the US?
The promise of wealth and opportunity
Where did most immigrants come from? (19th and 20th century)
European countries such as: Britain, Ireland, Germany, Greece and Italy
Also - Asian people form China, Korea, and Japan
Where did most of the immigrants go?
To large cities on the eastern coast. New York, Boston, and Philadelphia
What part of the US did the Asian people immigrate to?
The west coast - California
Who were the most recent immigrates to the US in the late 20th century?
People for Latin America
What part of the US did the Latin American people immigrate to?
The Southwest region
What is the US referred to because of the various ethnic and cultural groups?
What does GDP "gross domestic product" mean
The total value of all the goods and services produced in the US
What does per capita income mean?
What is the per capita income for the US?
When you divide the population of the US by the Gross domestic product.
55,000 per year is the average income
In the 1800 what was the primary American economy?
Why is it that the US is the largest agricultural producer when fewer than 2% of Americans are involved in farming?
Because of technology
No need for laborers on plantations
What does subsidies mean?
the government offers payments to help
What was the industrial revolution?
When goods were no longer made by hand but mass produced by machines in factories
Why do many companies produce their products in other countries?
It is cheaper
When the US declared their independence in 1776 what was the border
The Atlantic ocean on the east and the Mississippi to the west.
What was the Louisiana Purchase?
The US purchased Louisiana territory from the French.
What US leader purchased the Louisiana Purchase>
After the Louisiana Purchase what other area was gained by the US that increases the size?
Texas in 1846
What states were gained after the Mexican - America war of 1846?
The southwest: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado
When was Oregon Territory added to the US?
1849 includes Oregon, Idaho and Washington
How did the US get Alaska?
US purchased it from Russia in1867
When was Hawaii added?
When did Alaska and Hawaii become state?
What are some of the US territories?
Puerto Rico in the Caribbean
US Virgin Islands in Caribbean
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