7 Melting Pot Is similar to…? assimilation - the process of adjusting to the customs and attitudes of a group or nation.A person or a group's language/ culture comes to resemble those of another group.
8 MosaicIs similar to…?Multiculturalism - is the cultural diversity of communities within a given society and the policies that promote this diversity.
9 Catholic and Protestant Christianity Religion of this region
10 Parliamenta system where legislative and executive functions are combined
11 Prime MinisterHead of government in a ParliamentStephen Harper
12 Representative Democracy Form of government in which people rule through elected representatives.
13 French and English2 Official Languages of Canada
14 Canadian Population Most of Canada’s population lives… within 100 miles of their southern border.why?Climate
15 St. Lawrence SeawayNorth America’s most important deepwater ship routeJoint project between USA & CanadaConnects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic OceanWhy are locks important?Allow ships to travel to different bodies of water with different water elevations
16 USA and Canadian Border Longest undefended border in the world.
17 Transcontinental Railroad Helped with the settlement of the Western United States.
18 Hoover Dam Arizona and Nevada It was built to control floods. It was built to provide irrigation water.It was built to produce hydroelectric power.
19 Mississippi RiverWhat is the longest river in the United States?
20 MegalopolisRegion where several large cities grow togetherBoswash
21 Post-Industrial Economy manufacturing (secondary economic activity)no longer plays a significant role in this economy.
22 Refugeesomeone forced to flee their country due to war, persecution or violence
23 Great PlainsStaging point of war between Native Americans and American settlersCities founded as railroad hubs for cattleHome to farming and cattle industriesMany small towns with fewer cities
24 Prairie ProvincesWheat, petroleum, and coal“shale oil” reserves
25 Northeast States Longest history of European settlement, Gateway to immigrantsUrban areas are major economic centersDiverse population
26 Southern States Formerly based on slavery and cash crops Moving from primary to secondary and tertiary sectorsStrongly Christian
27 Maritime/ Atlantic Provinces Easternmost provincesCod fishingThe Grand Banks
28 Midwest/ Rustbelt Manufacturing/ blue-collar center Recent decline in industryDepressed economyDeclining urban population
29 Core Provinces Home to ⅔ of the population Settled along Great Lakes and St. Lawrence RiverDivided between British and French originsNiagra Falls Ontario
30 Western Provinces Borders Pacific Ocean Centered on Vancouver Similar to the US Pacific Northwest
31 Pacific West States Population boom during 1840s Gold Rush Home to mining, ranching, high tech, and entertainment industriesRapidly increasing urban population due to high birth rate and immigration
32 Western Interior States “Wild West”Reservation LandsLow population density
33 Where is... The USA Canada Washington DC Ottawa Rocky Mts Appalachian MtsSt. Lawrence SeawayHudson BayLake SuperiorAtlantic OceanGreenland
34 Where is... Bering Strait Gulf of Mexico Yukon Mojave Desert Alaska RangeGreat Basin DesertRio Grande RiverMt. LoganMackenzie RiverMt. McKinleyColorado RiverDeath Valley
35 Where is... Missouri River Lake Huron Ohio River Lake Erie Arkansas RiverCascade Range (Mts)Great Salt LakePainted Desert