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Schwartz geography mexico
Mexico forms part of a land bridge between__________________and_______________________.
North America and South America
Mexico borders the southern______________ ______________.
Mexico's two large peninsulas include________________ _________________on the west coast and the _________________ Peninsula on the east coast.
Mexico has three mountain ranges named the _________________ _________________.
Many of Mexico's mountains are____________________.
2 dangers Mexicans face from land are
volcanoes and earthquakes
The central flat plateau, called the __________ _______ ______________, is surrounded by the Sierra Madre.
Plateau of Mexico
Latitude and ____________affect Mexico's climate.
Cowhands called_____________work on large cattle ranches.
________________is an important industrial city in Mexico.
Factories that assemble parts made in other countries are called______________.
More that half of the people live in the______________region because of the _____________and fertile soil.
____________ ________is one of the largest cities in the world.
In the south, there are ________________ _______________where farmers grow only enough food for their own families.
In the coastal lowlands, wealthy farmers have______________.
From 1200 BC to the AD 1500s, Native Americans built advanced _________________.
The Olmecs decorated their cities with large stone ________________and carved jewelry out of ______.
The Olmecs were the first to grow________, or corn.
The Maya lived in the rain forests of the____________Peninsula.
The Maya developed _______________and decorated tombs and temples with elaborate__________.
Around______________the Mayan civilzation suddenly declined.
The capital of the Aztec Empire was___________________, the site of present-day_________ ________.
Tenochtitlan was built in the middle of a _______.
Aztec farmers grew crops on ___________ _____________.
An army led by ___________ ___________defeated the ____________ ______________.
Spain made Mexico a __________.
About 90 percent of Mexicans today follow the ____________ _______________ religion.
Mexicans won their independence from Spain in__________.
Mexican__________revolted in 1910, led by __________ __________.
About 75% of Mexians live in __________.
Name 2 modern writers whose works reflect the values of Mexico's people.
________is an important part of the Mexican diet.
Mexico's national govenment has _______power than the Mexican states.
For many decades on political party called the _________ __ ___________ ____________led Mexico.
Party of Institutional Revolution (PRI)
Mexicans who move from place to place for work are called______________ _______________.
People who work for little pay in Mexico make_________________________________________.
less than they would in US
Describle the economy in Mexico.
It isn't very strong and the country has a lot of national debt
Does Mexico have problems with pollution?
Yes, people where masks outdoors in some parts of Mexico because the pollution is so bad.
What term tells how far north or south of the Equator a place lies?
What is a term meaning "corn"?
What kind of farm provides enough food for only one family?
What is an industry that helps people but does not produce goods?
What is a large farm that produces a crop for sale?
What is height above sea level?
What landform jouins two larger landmasses?
What is the name for a factory in Mexico where goods from other countries are put together?
What word describes an economy that relies less on farming and more on manufacturing?
What is the pollutant formed from fog mixed with chemicals?
What are sun-dried clay bricks?
What is a form of writing that uses signs and symbols?
What landform is surrounded by water on three sides?
What is a name for a Mexican cowhand?