15 terms

TCI Chapter 3

Vocabulary from chapter 3: History Alive, TCI
Physical Features
A natural feature of the earth's surface, such as mountains or valleys
Rocky Mountains
A natural barrier to travel and settlement
Natural Resources
Raw materials supplied by nature that come from the earth, the water, or the air and are used to produce goods.
Fossil Fuels
coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
A geographic area defined by one or more characteristics that set it apart from other areas
the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
Population Density
a measurement of the number of people per given unit of land
official count of the population
Great American Desert
Land west of the Missouri River and east of the Rocky Mountains. The landscape had no trees, little rainfall and tough prairie sod. This land seemed like a desert to the many who past through this unexplored area on their way to the Pacific Coast and that is how it came to be known.
Native of Los Angeles
Chance for people to pursue their hopes and dreams
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Powers or privileges granted to people by an agreement
having the same rights, conditions, status and opportunities as everyone else