Raw materials supplied by nature that come from the earth, the water, or the air and are used to produce goods.
coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
the process in which countries are increasingly linked to each other through culture and trade
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.
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them