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Culture

The set of beliefs, values and practices that a group of people has in common

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Culture trait

An activity or behavior in which people often take part

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Culture region

An area in which people have many shared culture traits

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Ethnic group

Group of people who share a common culture and ancestry

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Culture diversity

The state of having a variety of cultures in the same area

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Cultural diffusion

The spread of culture traits from one region to another

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Population

The total number of people in a given area

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Population density

A measure of number of people living in an area

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Birthrate

The annual number of births per 1,000 people

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Migration

The process of moving from one place to live in another

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Globalization

The process in which countries are increasingly linked with each other through culture and trade

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Popular culture

Refers to culture traits that are well known and widely accepted

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Interdependence

A relationship between countries in which they rely on one another for resources, good or services

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United Nations

An organization of the worlds countries that promotes peace and security around the globe

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Humanitarian

Assistance to people is distress

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Colony

A territory and controlled by people from foreign land

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Boston and New York

We're in the British empire in the mid-1700s and were located on the Atlantic coast and were major seaports

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Plantation

A large farm that grows mainly one crop

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Pioneers

The first settlers that traveled west

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Bilingual

People who speak 2 or more languages.

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Megalopolis

A string of large cities that have grown together

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Washington, D.C.

The megalopolis stretches along the Atlantic coast from Boston to here

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Detroit

Country's leading automobile producer

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Chicago

One of the biggest shopping ports on the Great Lakes; one of the worlds busiest airports; nations 3 largest city

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Terrorism

The threat or use of violence to intimidate or cause fear for political or social reasons