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geography americas 10 25 11 notes
Americas notes for 10/25/11
What South American country was one of the last to be organized by the Spaniards?
before the Spanish had Argentina what did they do to move goods around?
they took the good across the Andes into Chile then the brought them back across the straights and back to Europe
What was the Vice Royalty originally called that is now Buenos Aires?
Other than Buenos Aires what was the first area that the Spanish branched out to in Argentina?
What are the Pampas great for?
Where did the big bosses of the Haciendas live?
In Buenos Aires
What invention made it much easier on the cattle drivers in the Argentinian haciendas?
What does Mesopotamia mean?
between the two rivers
between what two rivers in Mesopotamia located?
Parana Paraguay River
the Uruguay River
What are the two crop staples in Mesopotamia?
What kind of land is Mesopotamia?
What is the weather like in the Chaco?
6 months of wet and 6 months of dry
What did they discover 25 years ago in the Chaco?
Where is the Northwest of Argentina located?
in the Andes Mountains
Why are there not many natives left in Argentina?
because they used to have a policy that was meant to eradicate the natives from the land
What kinds of metals are in the Northwest of Argentina?
copper, iron ore, and tin
Who did the Argentians get to do the mining for them?
What resources do they have in the Northwest of Argentina?
iron ore, tin, copper
Where is the Cuyo located?
right along the Andes Mountains
What city is the main thoroughfare for the 3 capitals that are on the same latitude?
What area of Argentina can you both snow ski and water ski?
What area in Argentina is wellknown for vineyards?
Where was one of the last wildest places in the Americas?
Why were no ports developed on the coasts of Patagonia?
the rugged coastline
What was Patagonia compared to in America?
What did they find in Patagonia that turned the area around?
What things changed in Patagonia when they found oil?
cleaned up the criminal element
built a couple ports
developed haciends for cattle
Jewish towns cropped up
What would cause the Basin and Range to be very productive?
Why did they not develop the coastline of Venesuela?
because it was swamp, mosquito ridden, and shark infested
What was the first city developed in Venezuela?
Where are the haciendas in Venezuela located?
the Orinoco River, Llanos
What is a Venezuelan cowboy called?
What was invented during the time oil was found in Venezuela?
the automobile and airplane
What area did they start to clean up in Venezuela?
how did a middle-class crop up in Venezuela?
the oil being found
Where did they find oil in Venezuela?
And the Maracaibo region
Where was iron ore discovered in Venezuela?
What famous car dealership built a factory along the Orinoco?
What happened because of the rapid growth in Venezuela?
slums grew and drugs with it
HIV and crime increased
revolution took place due to unrest