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movement of people within the unite states

columbian exchange

movement of plants, animals and diseases between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres during the age of exploration

Louisiana purchase

The territory, including the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains that the united states purchased from france in 1803


free open land in the American West that was available for settlement


political unit or community touching the borders of the central city or touching other suburbs that touch the city

representative democracy

government in which the people rule through elected representatives


product or good that is sold from one economy to another

free enterprise

economic system in which private individuals own most of the resources, technology, and businesses, and can operate them for profit with little control from the government

service industry

any kind of economic activity that produces a service rather than a product

postindustrial economy

an economic phase in which manufacturing no longer plays a dominant role.


corporation that engages in business world wide

New England

The six northern states in the United States-Maine, vermont , New Hampshire, massachusetts, Rhode Island and connecticut


a region in which several large cities and surrounding areas grow together.

metropolitan areas

functional area including a city and its surrounding suburbs and exurbs lincked together

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