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NORTH_AMERICA_2007_Blanks - NORTH AMERICA I. Introduction...

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NORTH AMERICA I. Introduction A. Major Geographic qualities i. Encompasses two of the world’s _Largest_states. ii. Canada and US are both _federal_states. iii. Both are _plural_societies. iv. French speaking people in Quebec make seek independence (again). v. Population is highly __urbanized_(75%) and very mobile. vi. Population is expected to grow by _40%_ in the next 50 years. vii. A very high standard of living and consumption. viii. Contains one of the worlds largest manufacturing complexes. ix. Significant trade occurs between the US and Canada. x. World’s most _mobile_people. (highways, airways & telecommunication. B. Other Characteristics i. Canada is _larger_in size than the US. ii. Population of /Canada is about _31_ million and are located along the southern boundary of the state. iii. Population of the US is about _300_ million and is located along the coasts and in the northeast (although it is reasonably well distributed throughout the country.). iv. Cultural pluralism is significant in both Canada and in the US. _31%_of Canadians speak French and _12%_ of the US population is of African origin. II. Physical Geography A. Physiography (landform divisions of the realm) i. _Gulf_ coastal plain ii. _piedmont (foot of mountain, fall line)_ iii. Appalachian Highlands (Blue Ridge, Appalachian Mountains) iv. Interior Lowlands (Corn, Michigan!) v. Interior Highlands (Arkansas) vi. Canadian _shield_ vii. Great Plains (Wheat) viii. Artic Coastal Plain ix. Rocky Mountains x. Intermontane Basins and Plateaus xi. _Pacific_Mountains and Valleys B. Climate i. _Humid_Temperate in east ( In Koppen-Geiger “C”) ii. Humid _______in the North (“D” climate) iii. Dry Climates in the west central areas (orographic effect – rain shadow effect) iv. ______________ “C” climate on the west coast of US and Canada (Seattle) C. Hydrography (Surface water) i. Two major drainage systems in North America 1. The ________________/St. Lawrence system 2. The ________________/Missouri river system III. United States (Human Geography) A. Major migrations of people in the US i. _____________and to the south (sun belt) ii. Rapid growth of __________areas. iii. Movement of _________________from the rural south to the urban north. (Now middle income African Americans moving back to the south.) iv. ___________(first Europeans, now middle Americans and Asians) B. Pre-Twentieth Century Population Patterns 1
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i. Presettlement population was likely from northeast Asia crossing Bering Sea about ____________years ago. ii.
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NORTH_AMERICA_2007_Blanks - NORTH AMERICA I. Introduction...

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