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Unit 01 North America

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culture
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organizations
society
an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
diversity
differences among people
demographics
the characteristics of a population with respect to age, race, and gender.
national identity
Sense of what characteristics make them a nation
citizenship
The state or condition of being a member of a community with a government and laws.
government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
economy
system by which goods and services are produced and distributed to meet people's needs
standard of living
a measure of quality of life based on the amounts and kinds of goods and services a person can buy
factors of production
land, labor, and capital; the three groups of resources that are used to make all goods and services
region
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
free trade
removing trade barriers so that goods flow freely among countries
geography
the study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, countries, peoples, industries, and products.
push factor
factor, such as unemployment or the lack of freedom of speech, that makes people want to leave their country and move to another one
pull factor
factor such as freedom or employment opportunities that attract a person to a country
immigration
migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
migration
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
anthropology
the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another
cultural trait
any characteristics of human activity acquired in social life and transmitted by communication