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15 Cards in this Set

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Farming that takes place on large scale farms with modern technology and owned by big companies.
What is Agribusiness?
Commercial Farming is a synonym for this.
An area in which people of many cultures have settled.
What is a Multicultural Region?
The U.S.A. as a Melting Pot of Cultures
A large depression formed after a major eruption and collapse of a volcanic mountain.
What is a Caldera?
Crater Lake in Oregon is one.
A narrow arm of land attached to a larger region.
What is a Panhandle?
Something you hold a hot pot with.
An area near a tectonic plate boundary where molten magma from Earth's mantle rises under pressure through the crust
What is a hot spot?
extreme heat in a specific area
The Pacific States of the U.S.A.
What are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, & Washington?
Include 3 contiguous states, 1 peninsula, and a group of volcanic islands.
The Pacific and North American tectonic plates meet and slip past each other causing a fault line.
What is the San Andreas Fault?

p. 159.
Pacific earthquake zone.
This California city was founded in 1781 as a Spanish mission. It has problems with its infrastructure, smog, & frequent earthquakes.
Where is Los Angeles?
p. 162.
Santa Anna winds & dry climate cause frequent brush fires = forest fires.
The tallest mountain in Alaskan Range and in North America.
What is Mount McKinley or Mount Denali?

p. 165
This state was purchased from Russia in 1867 by U.S. Secretary of State, William H. Seward for $7.2 Million.
What is Alaska?
p. 168.
Known as "Seward's Folly" but became Seward's Fortune.
This state's volcanic soils and tropical climate produce sugarcane and pineapples.
Where is Hawaii?
Settled by Polynesians from S. Pacific in 4th C. Later taken over by plantation owners, missionaries and political exploitation as a U.S. naval base. Gained statehood in 1959.
This state has a high cost of living due to its Trade Deficit ( imports 80% of all materials, energy, & food)
What is Hawaii?
p. 170.
Has high population density, 70% of population lives in and around capital of Honolulu, Oahu.
A depression formed after a major eruption and collapse of a volcanic mountain. It filled with water forming a lake.
What is Crater Lake?
An Oregon Caldera and Lake which formed around 6,000 yrs. ago.
The economies of these two states depend on open trade agreements and friendly relations with Pacific Rim of Nations.
Where is Oregon and Washington?
p. 164
Seattle's exports grew by 200% and 120% from 1990 to 1996.
This river drains a major basin, is the nation's largest producer of hydroelectric power and irrigates eastern Washington.
What is the Columbia River?

p. 164.
Largest river that flows into the Pacific Ocean.