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The first settlers in North America probably came across a LandBridge linking Asia and? Hawaii, California, New Mexico, or Alaska

Alaska

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how many colonies did the British set up along North America's East Coast? 3, 13, 23, or 33

13

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when did American colonists rebel against colonial rule? 1607, 1701, 1776, or 1829

1776

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The Civil War lasted from 1861 to? 1802, 1863, 1864, or 1865

1865

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what country was arrival of the United States in the Cold War? Soviet union, Great Britain, Spain, or France

soviet union

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what percentage of Americans are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants? 25%, 50%, 75%, or 99%

99%

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more than half of all Americans are? Roman Catholic, Buddhist, Protestant Christian, or Jewish

protesting Christian

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The population of the United States is concentrated in there? Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, or Northwest

northeast

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what percentage of Americans graduate from high school? Around 50%, slightly less than 70%, more than 80%, or 100%

more than 80%

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Independence Day is celebrated in the United States on? July 4, January 1, December 25, or May 30

July 4

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smallest and most densely populated region of the United States

northeast

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Group of cities that have grown into one large built up area

megalopolis

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largest metropolitan area in the United States

New York City

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farming region that stretches from Nebraska to Ohio

Cornbelt

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Area that includes Wisconsin and most of Minnesota and Michigan that produces butter and cheese

Dairy belt

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major transportation center that is the largest city in the Midwest

Chicago

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region that is home to little more than 30% of the population, more than any other region

South

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largest in the sparsely populated region in the United States

West

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stretches across the Dakotas Montana Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Colorado and Texas

wheat belt

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largest metropolitan area in the west

Los Angeles

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the_consumes more energy than any other country in the world and produces huge amounts of pollutants

United States

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Powerplants and factories that burn_and oil have caused acid rain

coal

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fertilizers uses sugarcane fields in the state of_have killed plants and wildlife in the Everglades

Florida

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in the west dams on the Columbia and_reverse produce hydroelectricity but they also walk the path of migrating salmon

snake

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so much water is now drawn from the_river that almost none reaches the gulf of California

Colorado

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powerful_in recent years have cause serious damage in Los Angeles San Francisco and Seattle

earthquakes

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The greatest danger posed by hurricanes is_

flooding

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The populations of some large cities have dropped significantly in recent years particularly in the_region

northeast

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and some urban areas younger professionals have been buying rundown housing and restoring them a process known as_

gentrification

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when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the United States became the world's only_which is a huge powerful country

superpower