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United States and Canada

chapter 7, world geography today
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Continental Divide
crest that divides North America's major river systems into those flowing eastward & westward
The Five Great Lakes
Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, Erie
Highest point in North America
Mt. Mckinley
Mountain range in the east
Appalachian Mountains and the Laurentine Highlands
Main mountain range in the west
Rocky Mountains/Canadian Rockies
How many mountain ranges are in the west coast? (alaska- california)
six
what is the area called in the central region?
great plains and interior plains
Where is the Canadian Shield located?
in central or east Canada (around the Hudson Bay)
How many landforms does Canada and the U.S. share?
seven (7)
What oceans (and seas) border U.S. and Canada?
Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Bering Sea.
Who were the first to settle in Canada?
vikings
What are the three things the French wanted to achieve when they came to Canada?
make all natives Catholic, fin fur, find a seaway to Asia
Capital of Canada
Ottawa
What is the least populated sud-region of Canada?
North Eastern Territories
What is the inuit province called
Nunavut
Who are the indigenous people of Canada
inuits
What type of government does Canada use
parliamentary democracy
What states are in the corn belt
Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana
Where is the Silicon valley
North western united states. (San Francisco to Seattle)
Who settled in the prairie provinces
northern and eastern Europeans
What province is the center for Movie and Television
British Columbia
Where is the center of government for Canada
Core Provinces
What are Canada's largest cities
Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec
What are Canada's main languages
English and French
provinces
governmental districts
hinterland
region that lies far away from major population centers
parliament
legislature, governed by prime minister
consensus
general agreement
regionalism
feelings of strong political and emotional loyalty to ones own region
separatism
belief that certain parts of a country should be independent.
what is the NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement