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fall line

The point in parallel rivers where the elevation drops producing water falls

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Japanese Current

A warm current that flows across the northwest coast bringing rain

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nor'easter

Terrific storms that move from the northeast over the North Atlantic

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E. pluribus unum

From many, one.

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demographics

The study of people in a particular place

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urban areas

Places with a population of 50,000 or more

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suburbs

Areas between cities and country settings

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rural

Country settings

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Sun Belt

Runs from the Carolinas to California

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federal republic

Power is shared between the national government and the state governments

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separation of powers

The dividing of power among different groups

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free enterprise capitalism

Private individuals make most of the economic decisions

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What is the world rank of the US in physical size?

Third

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What is the US world rank in population?

Third

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Into what 2 parts are the Coastal Plains divided?

The gulf and Atlantic costal plains

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piedmont

Foothills

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Which state is the largest in area?

Alaska

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From what direction do prevailing winds in the US come?

They come from the west and go to the east

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What current brings a lot of rain to the NW?

Japanese Current

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What type of weather feature are the Atlantic and Gulf coast states susceptible between June and November?

Hurricanes and tropical storms

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What are the 3 core values that traditionally bound Americans as a united people?

Freedom, equality, and individualism

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In which area - urban or rural - do 79% of Americans live?

Urban

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What 3 branches of government guarantee separation of powers?

Congress, the president, and the courts

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What economic sector makes up 80% of US GDP?

Service industries

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How are most of federally owned lands used?

As parks, national forests, wilderness areas or protected areas

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What countries form the US northern and southern borders?

Canada and Mexico

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What 2 problems confront the US on its southern border?

Illegal drugs and immigrants

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SQ 220

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SQ 227

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Chapter Review

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Define these terms

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SQ 217

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