OMS Geo Unit 2

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OMS Geo Unit 2
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OMS Geography Unit 2 US and Canada Vocab Flash Cards
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  1. Fuel for heat, light, and gas that comes from corn
    ethanol
  2. Extensive areas of flat or rolling grasslands
    prairie grassland
  3. A vegetation zone of mainly trees that shed their leaves before winter
    deciduous forest
  4. A vegetation zone with mainly evergreen trees with needles and cones
    coniferous forest
  5. Something that encourages people to leave a place behind
    push factors
  6. Original inhabitants of a place
    indigenous
  7. Movement from one region or country to another
    migration
  8. Something that encourages people to move to a new place
    pull factors
  9. Someone who seeks safety by going to another country
    refugee
  10. The ability to speak two languages fluently
    bilingual
  11. A person who moves to a country (To move to a country)
    immigrant
  12. A resource that can’t be used up or that can be replaced as quickly as it is used up. Trees, water, wind
    renewable resources
  13. A resource that takes so long to form that it can’t be replaced. Oil, natural gas
    nonrenewable resources
  14. Found or living in a city
    urban
  15. A major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
    metropolitan area
  16. The movement of people from rural to urban areas, resulting in the growth of urban areas
    urbanization
  17. Found or living in areas that are not close to cities
    rural
  18. The rapid, often poorly planned spread of development from an urban area outward into rural areas
    urban sprawl
  19. A developed area at the edge of a city that is mainly homes. Many also have stores and businesses.
    suburb
  20. A tax on goods that crosses country borders
    tariff
  21. To withdraw from an alliance
    secede
  22. A commodity, article, or service brought in from abroad for sale
    import
  23. A trade agreement that allows most goods to move freely among Canada, the United States, and Mexico
    NAFTA
  24. Evaluating other people and cultures according to the standards of one’s own culture
    ethnocentrism
  25. Canadian “states”
    provinces
  26. A commodity, article, or service sold abroad
    export

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