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primary direction you would travel to reach Mexico from U.S.
south
Indians who established a powerful empire in Mexico
Aztecs
not an important food product of early Mexico
Rice
Spanish explorer defeated the Aztecs
Cortes
Mexico and the U.S. had a dispute over the land that is now
Texas
peninsulas that are part of Mexico are Baja California
Yucatan Peninsula
one of Mexico's main mountain rangers is
Sierra Madre Occidental
Mexican celebration of a special event
fiesta
tall hat with a wide brim worn by Mexican men
sombrero
one of Mexico's nost important natural resources is
Petroleum
largest cat in western hemisphere
jaguar
most intelligent monkey in Western Hemisphere
capuchin monkey
built the first grat civilization in the Western Hemisphere
Mayas
largest lake in Central America
Lake Nicaragua
capital of Belize
Belmopan
cornfield that became a volcano
Paricutin
capital of Costa Rica
Mexico City
capital Guatemala
Guatemala City
capital of Panama
Panama City
capital of Honduras
Tegucigalpa
natural boundary between part of Mexico and Texas
Rio Grande
msn who conquered malaria
Colonel William Gorgas
where Columbus first landed
Sam Salvador
when Columbus first landed
October 12, 1492
largest shells found in the Americas
horse conch
first European city in Americas
Isabella
fish in Caribbean waters with a spearlike snout
marlin
highst peak in the West Indies
Pico Duarte
spice for which Grenada is a leading producer
nutmeg
smallest bird in the world
bee hummingbird
fixed daily allowences of food and drink
rations
West Indian island whose residents are American citizens
Puerto Rico
second largest island in the West Indies and home to two countries
Hispaniola
second oldest independent nation in the Western Hemisphere
Haiti
most mountainous country of the West Indies
Dominican Republic
island group on which Columbus first landed
Bahamas
only U.S. possession where people drive on the left side of the road
U.S. Virgin Islands
island that is sometimes called the"Isle of Spice"
Grenada
island that lies the farthest east of all the West Indiand Islands
Barbados
largest island in the West Indies
Cuba
island whose name means "Island of Springs"; it is the world leader in the producing if bauxite
Jamaica