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World Cultures and Geography Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Chapter 5 Vocabulary

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First Nations
Descendants of those first settlers from Asia.
multiculturalism
An acceptance of many cultures instead of just one.
Refugees
People who flee a country because of war, disaster, or persecution.
constitutional monarchy
A government that has a constitution to explain it's powers and owes allegiance to a monarch, a king or queen.
Parliament
Has two bodies, the House of Commons and the Senate. Together they determine Canadian laws and policies.
prime minister
Person who runs the executive branch within the legislature.
Pierre Trudeau
A prime minister who led an effort to add a Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the Canadian Constitution in 1982.
separatists
People who want the province of Quebec to become an independent country.
industry
Refers to any area of economic activity.
exports
Goods traded to other countries.
imports
Goods brought into the country.
transportation corridors
Paths that make transportation easier.
transportation barriers
Geographic features that prevent or slow down transportation.
national identity
Sense of belonging to a nation.
bilingual
The ability to speak two languages.
Francophones
French-speaking people.