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What is a recurring eventin the development of the us?
immigration, migration
who were the first europeans to arrive in north america in the 15th century?
spaniards
between what two landforms did the louisiana purchase territory stretch?
mississippi river and rocky mountains
where did most americans settle during the second half of the 19th century?
industrial north
midwest cities
west of mississippi
what negative effect was connected with westward expansion?
removal of native americans from their land
what economic activities changed during the lath19th cand 20th century?
shift from an agricultural to and industrial nation
what historic event involved the movement of livestock, grains, and diseases to the americas in exchange for turkeys, tobacco, peanuts, and other items?
columbian exchange
what events involved the u s in foreign affairs?
world wars and global economic depression
what term is used to define the u s rank in the world community?
superpower
what were two reasons why the u s was largely uninvolved in foreign events during much of its history?
physical isolation, self sufficient
when was the u s consititution formally adopted?
1787
define "federal republic
a gov that divides power agong federal, state, and local governing bodies
what are the three branches of gov
judicial
legislative
executive
what three factors make a country economlically powerful?
naturla resources, political stability, skilled labor
what was the average american's job in the early days
farmer
in what three areas is the u s a world leader?
agriculture, manufacturing, global trade
what %of the world's corn do u s farmers supplky
40
where do the majority of ammericans have their ethnic roots?
europe
what is the second most commonly spoken laguage in the us?
spanish
th what religious group do the majority of americans belong?
chrisianity
what are some american cultural elements that have influenced the world?
skyscrapers, film, music
what has attracted most people to the us
the chance for a better life
where do the majority of americans live?
cities and suburbs
what is the gender breakdown of the workforce in america/
50/50
what states make up new england?
maine, vermont, mew hampshire, massachusettes, rhode island, connecticut
what states are referred to as the middle atlantic states
pennsylvannia, ny, nj
what has the northeast been referred to as the gateway to america/
many immigarnats arrived there by boat from europe
what is the midwest most known for?
agriculture
"breadbasket"
"heartland"
what major industires are located in the midwest?
steel manufacturing and automaking
what geographical factors helped make the midwest a center for trade/
central location, waterways
how is the midwest changing?
less agriculture, more service oriented; metropolitanareas increasing in size as suburbs grow
what states make up the midwest
ND SD NEBRASKA KS MIN IOW MISSOURI WISCONSIN MICH IL INDI OHI
which southern state was england's first colony?
virginina
what are some of the south's most important crops?
cotton, tobacco, peanuts, rice, fruits
what is a common name for the south?
"sunbelt"
which southern state is sometimes grouped with the southwestern states?
texas
what states make up the south?
TX, OK, ARK, LOU, MISSI, ALB, GA, FL, SC, NC, TENN, KENT, WV, VA, DE, MD
what two states are not near any other states?
alaska, hawaiia
what is the west's current population growth?
most rapidly growing region in us
what inventions or porcesses helped the west grow in the 20th century?
air conditioning, irrigation
what states make up the west/
WA, OREGON, ID, MONT, ALAS, HAW
what accounts for the variety of lifestyles within a country's subregions/
location, climate, types of people settling in the area, local industry
u s pop
281 mil
c pop
30 mil
us area
3.7 mil
c area
3.8 mil
us# states
50, 1federal district
c# provinces
10, 3 territories
us independence
1776
c independence
1867 dominion
1931 nation
us constitutuion
1787
c constitution
1982
us gove
federal republic
c gov
parliamentary
us elections
4 years, 2 terms
c elections
5years, sometimes
us executive
president
c executive
prime minister, governor-general
us legislative
senate/house
c legislative
senate/house of commons
us judicial
supreme court
c judicial
appointed
magna carta
nooneis above law, unalienable rights
1763
7years' war taxing
doi
17days
signed/
56
pres continental congress
John Hancock
grievances?
27
long write constitution?
4 mo
ammendments?
27, 1791(bill of rights)
Marbury vs. Madison
judicial review
Louisiana Purchase
828000 miles, 1803, 15mil$
Civil War
1861-65
623,000 lives (5mil)
bloodiest day?
S. 17, 1862
6300 died
Antietam
13th amendment
1865
1863
EP
1870
15th
1924
American Indians
19th
1920 Susan B. Anthony
Loyalty to region
sectionalism