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Human Geography: Unit 2 Exam Review

The United States and Canada
Beringia (land bridge)
A land bridge that once connected Alaska and Siberia
sell or transfer abroad
Mississippi River
a major North American river and the chief river of the United States
Louisiana Purchase
territory in western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
Urban Sprawl
the unplanned and uncontrolled spreading of cities into surrounding regions
Representative Democracy
citizens elect representatives to govern for them
the use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a political goal
one of the large areas into which ome countries are divided
What is a representative democracy?
The people rule through elected representatives
What is a free enterprise system?
Businesses are run with little influence from the government
What was the Columbian Exchange?
A large, widespread exchange of plants, animals, foods, people (including slaves), diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western hemispheres that occurred after Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas.
What is a metropolitan area?
A large area population center consisting of a large metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence.
Map Section: Do you know?
Know the location of U.S. states (from map quizzes), physical features (from map quizzes), and Canadian provinces.