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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.

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