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Geography Study GuideGeography is the study of the interaction between people, culture, environment, and space3 main subfields: Physical, Human, Geographic Plate tectonics and the ring of fireNatural disasters Global warming, implications: water and food security, coastline retraction Impacts of domestication: created surplus for trade, emergencies, allowed for specialization, environmental degradation, enabled population growth Subsistence agriculture: growing what is needed for the population Monocrop agriculture: mechanized, chemically intensive, largescale, commercial agriculture Globalization is the shift from a local based economy to one with a global interdependence on goods, money, and people over great distances. Golden ArchesConcerns over food and water security: population growth, global warming (fresh water storage), water purity (pollution) Know population pyramids The most rapidly growing populations are poorer Globalization has accelerated movement of people, need for more specialists and labor GDP = total numbers of goods and services produced in a country in a given year. Used as a measure when comparing countries. MachismoNorth America Cahokia, nativeamerican state, larger than London at it’s time
Yankeedom and New Netherland, pilgrims wanting religious freedom, education, intellectual achievement, New York City, Detroit, ChicagoNew France: SE Canada and Louisiana, settled by the French and native people, Creole, multicultural and liberal, acceptance of all ethnicities and lifestyles, Montreal, New OrleansGreater Appalachia: settled by Northern Ireland and England, Scottish lowlands, commitment to personal sovereignty and individual liberty, suspicious of lowland aristocrats and Yankee social engineers. Great Smoky Mountains, NashvilleMidlands: middle america and the heartland, doesn’t like the government , mostly a German majority, Kansas City, Great Plains, Dust BowlFar West: high dry, and remote, The Rockies, Yellowstone, Phoenix, The Grand CanyonFirst Nation: huge territory with low population, Northern Canada, Anchorage, native american groups that never left their territoryLeft Coast: colonized by New Englanders and Appalachian Midwesterners, hybrid of Yankee utopianism and Appalachian selfexpression, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los AngelesDeep South: established by English slave lords, meant as a West Indies, Charleston, MemphisEl Norte: MexicoUSMexico and US ties: strong economic ties, over 1 million US citizens live in Mexico, Mexico helped us during Hurricane Katrina NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada, Mexico, and US that importing and exporting goods wouldn’t be taxedTPP: TransPacific Partnership similar to NAFTA, but between more islands and Australia, New ZealandMiddle America
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