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Americas 10 18 11 geography
Americas notes from 10/18/11
What tributaries are larger than the rivers in America?
the tributaries of the Amazon
how wide in the Amazon?
10 miles wide
How much does the river height of the Amazon fluctuate in the rainy season?
How far into the Amazon can you take an ocean going vessel?
What is Iquitos, Peru known for?
a major oil port
Where is it possible to still get fresh water in the ocean?
at the very opening to the ocean from the Amazon river
What area in South America is like the west in America?
The Brazilian Highlands
Brazil moved their capital from Rio De Janeiro to where?
Why did Brazil move their capital from Riod De Janeiro to Brasilia
Because it was in the center of the Brazilian Highlands and therefore central to the whole country
How did they outline the government buildings in Brasilia?
like a jetplane
How did they design all the buildings in Brazilia?
Like the buildings of Frank Lloyd Write
Where is one of the wildest places on earth?
Guiana Highlands in Venesuela
What area in South America is a lot like the midwest?
Where did they develop Argentina?
What did they develop in the Pompous?
great big ranches
What countries were part of the Chaco?
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
What area in South America was like the savanna?
Why did the Chaco become populated?
because they found oil
Britain and Argentina are both fighting over what islands?
What do the Argentinians call the Falkland Islands?
Why do they call it latin America?
because a large amount of people who live there speak a language that derived from latin
What two South American countries are trying to claim Antarctica?
How many tourists go to Antarctica every year?
Why can't any one country claim Antarctica?
because it is dedicated to research
What resources have they found in Antarctica?
how thick is the ice in Antarctica?
14,000 feet deep
What native group lived in Middle America?
What native people lived in South America orginally?
What people claimed to come to the Americas in 1421?
What 3 people groups claim to have found America before Columbus?
What do the Mormons claim?
that they were the lost tride of Israel and Jesus brought them to the new world
What did the Conquistadors want at first?
A lot of conquistadors wouldn't be funded unless they did what?
promised to convert the people to Christianity (Catholicism)
What Queen got her way in financing Columbus?
What religion is a huge part of the culture of Latin America?
What conquistador came over to the Incas in Peru?
What was the brutal thing that Pissarro did the natives of Peru?
he would decapitate them if they converted
he would pour gold down their throats and pull out their fingernails and toenails at the same time if they didn't convert
What did the pope issue to draw the Meridian line to divide the territory in South America?
Where did the pope originally draw the Meridian line to divide the territory?
The Atlantic Ocean
What was it called when the pope gave Spain the area east of the Meridian Line and Portugal got the area to the west?
The treaty of Torbesillas
Which country decided to keep their whole country in one big lump in South America?
the Portuguese with Brazil
Which country decided to divide up the land in South America after the treaty of Torbesillas?
Spain decided to divide up their land, what did they call the divisions?
Who were the vice royalties led by?
the King's friends
What were the leaders of the vice royalties called?
What was the land that the the vice roys divided the vice royalties into?
What was happening in Europe during the time that the Southern Americans were fighting for their freedom?
Napoleon was running around taking things over
What was it like in latin America when they were fighting for independence?
one big game of King of the Hill
one revolution after another
In Paraguay how many presidents did they have in 20 years?
how many of Paraguay's presidents were assasinated?
What did they did they do in Columbia to solve the part killing issues?
one party controls the government for 4 years and then control switches over
Where are the places in South America where revolutions start?
Colleges and Universities
what is the term for a mixed blooded person with Iberian and native?
What percent of Mexicans are mestizos?
How far away is South America from Africa?
Where did the Africans first go to when they were brought over to the Americas?
What is the term for mixed blood of African and natives
What is the term for a mixed race of white and native?