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1

What 2 factors make Mesa Central the most populous part of Mexico?

There is enough rain to grow crops and the temperature is mild

2

Name 3 empires that have dominated the Mesa Central

A mysterious early people, the toltecs, and the Aztecs

3

What are people of mixed European and Indian ancestry called?

Mestizos

4

List 2 ways the federal government of Mexico is different from that of the US?

They have a bicameral legislature, and they distribute land

5

List the times American soldiers have intervened in Mexican history.

In the years 1835-36 and 1846-48.

6

What geographic features does northern Mexico share with the US?

The Sonoran desert, the Rio Grande, and the Sierra Madre.

7

What countries are members of NAFTA?

US Mexico and Canada

8

Which nation was the heart of the Mayan Empire?

Guatemala

9

How is Belize different from other CA nations?

It was settled be the British

10

What 3 island groups form the West Indies?

The Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the lesser antilles.

11

What 2 island chains form the east boundary of the Caribbean Sea?

The Lesser Antilles and leeward Islands

12

What are 5 altitude zones in Latin American?

The Tierra caliente, the Tierra templada, the Tierra fria, the paramo, and the Tierra helada.

13

What is the hacienda economy like?

There are vast ranches. The owners are rich and the workers are poor

14

Name the 2 large peninsulas of Mexico

The Yucatan and baja peninsula

15

What religion is prominent in Latin America?

Roman Catholicism

16

Which Middle American countries have had a Communist government?

Nicaragua and Cuba

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land bridge

A strip of land between two continents

18

saguaro cacti

A large cacti that grows in the Sonoran desert

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altitude zone

A certain altitude

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Toltec

A mysterious early people that built the first city in middle America

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Aztecs

An ancient people who lived in Mexico

22

hacienda

A vast ranch in Mexico

23

peones

Indians

24

coup

The sudden illegal overthrow of the government

25

mestizos

A people made of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry

26

isthmus

A narrow land bridge

27

plantation economy

An economy based on large scale agricultural operations that employ and house many workers and produce one product

28

mulattoes

People with African and European ancestry

29

junta

Councils of military leaders

30

Sandinistas

A communist group in Nicaragua

31

Contras

A group that opposed the Sandinistas

32

Hispaniola

Contains the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

33

voodoo

A mixture of west Africa spirit worship, black magic, and Roman Catholicism

34

commonwealth

The property of a nation

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SQ 290

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Chapter Review

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Terms

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SQ 284

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SQ 273

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SQ 278

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