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GEOG 1010: North America Part 1 (Chapter 2)

by: Ashleigh McClure

GEOG 1010: North America Part 1 (Chapter 2) GEOG 1010

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North America Part 1 Chapter 2 Notes taken during the following days: August 24th Concepts: -Defining Characteristics -Physiographic Regions -Migration
Global Geography
Dr. Jim Norwood
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashleigh McClure on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 1010 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Jim Norwood in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Global Geography in Geography at Auburn University.


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Date Created: 09/08/16
North America1 8/29/16 10:05 AM • Defining Characteristics ○ Two continental-sized countries ○ English language dominant ○ Predominantly Christian faiths ○ Predominantly European norms: § Government § Architecture § Diet § Arts ○ Highly urbanized ○ Mobile populations ○ High incomes ○ Manufacturing output ○ Federal states with plural societies • Physiographic Regions** ○ 2 states in Inner Mountain region § Nevada and Arizona • Climate Patterns ○ Western rain shadow § Western arid climates Eastern humid climates ○ ○ Canada § Only C climates on west coast § Southern Canada has similar climates to Northern U.S. • Indigenous Domains ○ Indigenous people in the U.S. are called Native Americans • Migration: A Mobile Population ○ Migration: a change of residence, intended to be permanent ○ Immigration to North America, beginning in the 1600's ○ Migration decision: Push factors § □ Negative factors of present home § Pull factors □ Attractive features of proposed new home ○ Ongoing migration, especially to Sunbelt • Present Population Patterns ○ Gaps in the mountains to ger through them § Cumberland Gap in Tennessee • Manufacturing ○ Mostly in the north in the beginning because of high population • Urbanization ○ Migration from rural to urban areas • Ethnic Patterns


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