NORTH AMERICA Part I - Sept 3rd

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Unformatted text preview: and, from mineral wealth, legalized gambling, etc. Choctaw Manufacturing Plant Choctaw Manufacturing Plant Figure 2.11 Courtesy of Mississippi Band Choctaw Indians. C. Population Patterns C. Population Patterns ► 332 million people; unevenly distributed ► 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the U.S. border 60% live in the Great Lakes region ► Northeast and Great Lakes still most heavily populated in USA However, the South and the West have attracted large groups of internal and external immigrants Population Distribution Population Distribution Figure 2.12 Population Distribution Population Distribution Over Time Figure 2.13 C. Population Patterns C. Population Patterns ► Americans are very mobile – one in five moves every year ► 5000 immigrants arrive in the United States every day Regions can experience gains or losses over time as the population doubles within the next 120 years ► Natural increase is low Immigration adds to overall population growth II. CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC II. CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES ► North America: politically and economically privileged, however: Challenged by globalization Decline in global opinion for U.S.­led War on Terror and invasion of Iraq Over­dependent on oil Sources of Crude Oil Sources of Crude Oil Figure 2.15 A. Relationships Between A. Relationships Between Canada and the United States ► Asymmetries (imbalances) U.S. population is almost 10x size of Canada U.S. economy ($12.4 trillion annually) is 10x that of Canada...
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