Flashcards in Chapter 9 SQ and Chapter Review Deck (35)
The point in parallel rivers where the elevation drops producing water falls
A warm current that flows across the northwest coast bringing rain
Terrific storms that move from the northeast over the North Atlantic
E. pluribus unum
From many, one.
The study of people in a particular place
Places with a population of 50,000 or more
Areas between cities and country settings
Runs from the Carolinas to California
Power is shared between the national government and the state governments
separation of powers
The dividing of power among different groups
free enterprise capitalism
Private individuals make most of the economic decisions
What is the world rank of the US in physical size?
What is the US world rank in population?
Into what 2 parts are the Coastal Plains divided?
The gulf and Atlantic costal plains
Which state is the largest in area?
From what direction do prevailing winds in the US come?
They come from the west and go to the east
What current brings a lot of rain to the NW?
What type of weather feature are the Atlantic and Gulf coast states susceptible between June and November?
Hurricanes and tropical storms
What are the 3 core values that traditionally bound Americans as a united people?
Freedom, equality, and individualism
In which area - urban or rural - do 79% of Americans live?
What 3 branches of government guarantee separation of powers?
Congress, the president, and the courts
What economic sector makes up 80% of US GDP?
How are most of federally owned lands used?
As parks, national forests, wilderness areas or protected areas
What countries form the US northern and southern borders?
Canada and Mexico
What 2 problems confront the US on its southern border?
Illegal drugs and immigrants