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Country that is almost 3 times the size of Texas

Mexico

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rugged central plateau that makes up most of Mexico

Mexican plateau

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Great mountain range that borders the Mexican plateau to the east

Sierra Madre Oriental

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place at southern end of the Mexican plateau where Mexico City is located

Valley of Mexico

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narrow strip of land connecting to larger land areas

ithsmus

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Mexico's flattest region

Yucatán peninsula

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deep sigh depression that forms when the roof of the cave collapses

sinkhole

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Mexico is the world's largest producer of this natural resource

Silver

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Mexico's most valuable natural resources

petroleum

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place along which Mexico's great oil and natural gas Fields are found

gulf of Mexico

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tenochtitlan what is the capital of the_Empire

aztec

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Spanish_or conquerors landed on the eastern coast of Mexico in 1519

conquistadores

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The Spaniards brought with the muskets and_which were unknown in the Americas at that time

horses

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the Spanish organized into old ejidos into_, largest states that were owned by wealthy families but worked by many peasants

haciendas

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Roman Catholic_try to convert the American Indians to Christianity

missionaries

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The open space or_in front of the Spanish church might become a center for the community

Plaza

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today the majority of Mexicans are_, people of mixed European and Indian ancestry

mestizos

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Mexico wanted independence from Spanish rule in the year_

1821

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on_is the largest state that is formed by workers who live on the property

plantation

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in 1992 Mexico joint Canada and the United States and saying the_or NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

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how many states is Mexico have? 10, 31, 50, or 78

31

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The cultural political and economic center of Mexico is? Central Mexico, southern Mexico, northern Mexico, or greater Mexico City

greater Mexico City

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which of the following places has a terrible air pollution problem? Yucatán peninsula, Mexico City, monterrey, or cuidad juarez

Mexico City

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Mexico second largest city Guadalajara is located in? Central Mexico, the golf lowlands, southern Mexico, or Northern Mexico

Central Mexico

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many of the maquiladoras that lie along the Mexican side of the border region are owned by? British companies, Canadian companies, American companies, or French company's

American companies

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The golf lowlands includes the important Seaport and communication center known as? Veracruz, cuidad juarez, monterrey, or Guadalajara

veracruz

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The gulf lowlands region has Rich deposits of? call a nickel, diamonds, oil and natural gas, or gold and silver

Oil & natural gas

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Southern Mexico is Mexico's? wealthiest region, most urbanize region, most industrialized region, or poorest region

poorest region

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Central Mexico was once colonial Mexico's great? Cattle ranching region, art creating region, grain producing region, or sheep raising region

grain producing region

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Mexico is the main route for smuggling drugs into? Canada, United States, Columbia, or Cuba

The United States