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South America Vocabulary Chapter 12-13 * Get out your notes and begin defining the following words from chapter 13. Estuary Piedmont Pampas gaucho. Bauxite Llano Cordillera Campesino Altiplano Paramo selva. Let’s Travel to South America. Venezuela. Suriname. Colombia. Guyana.

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South AmericaVocabularyChapter 12-13* Get out your notes and begin defining the following words from chapter 13.

  • Estuary
  • Piedmont
  • Pampas
  • gaucho

Bauxite

Llano

Cordillera

Campesino

Altiplano

Paramo

selva

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Venezuela

Suriname

Colombia

Guyana

French Guiana

There are 5 Northern Coast countries:

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Venezuela

Suriname

Colombia

Guyana

French Guiana

Ecuador

Peru

Chile

There are 3 Pacific Coast countries:

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Venezuela

Suriname

Colombia

Guyana

French Guiana

Ecuador

Peru

Brazil

Chile

Uruguay

Argentina

There are 3 Atlantic Coast countries:

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Venezuela

Suriname

Colombia

Guyana

French Guiana

Ecuador

Peru

Brazil

Bolivia

Paraguay

Chile

Uruguay

Argentina

There are 2 land-locked countries:

we will study south america s
We will study South America’s
  • Environment
  • Government
  • Economy
  • History
the amazon rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest

is the largest rainforest on Earth, covering 1.2 billion acres.

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Cleared for agriculture.

Deforestation is threatening the Amazon. If current rates are continued, the rainforest could be gone in 50 years.
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Settlers often learned the hard way that the only thing keeping the river from eroding the banks was the very vegetation they cleared to build there.

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The Andes Mountains run parallel to the Pacific Coast through Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.
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Between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean lies the coastal valley – where ¾ of the population of Chile lives.
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Paraguay, Uruguay and parts of Argentina and Brazil occupy what is known as the southern grasslands, or pampas.
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Patagonia is the area south of the pampas in Argentina and Chile, and is desolate and cold with rich deposits of oil.
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South American governments have long been known for their instability and rule by military dictators.

Juan Domingo Peron - Argentina

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Due in part to the philosophies and spirit of Simon Bolivar (who helped liberate much of South America from the Spanish),

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South American countries have fought for (and mostly gained) political freedom and a more democratic style of government.

What country was named after this guy?

brazil

World’s 8th largest economy

  • 64th in terms of per capita GDP
  • Very diverse economy (agriculture, manufacturing, service industries, forestry)
  • Expected to become major producer of petroleum.
  • World’s third largest aircraft producer.
Brazil
venezuela
Venezuela
  • Currently led by Hugo Chavez.
  • The U.S. recognized a coup that tried to unseat Chavez in 2002. Since then, relations between Venezuela and the U.S. have been very poor.
  • Venezuela must import food.
  • The most popular sport in Venezuela is baseball.
argentina
Argentina
  • Argentina’s once large middle class has slowly been in decline since the Great Depression.
  • In 2002 their economy essentially collapsed and they defaulted on loans.
  • The economy has improved since then, but inflation is very high.
  • Corruption in business and government is considered a problem.
  • Drug trafficking and money laundering are part of their corruption problems.
uruguay s economy is based on
Uruguay’s economy is based on…

livestock and related products.

guyana is the world s largest exporter of
Guyana is the world’s largest exporter of…

bauxite, which is used to make...

there are 3 south american cities with over 12 million residents
There are 3 South American cities with over 12 million residents…

Sao Paulo

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The Inca were a South American Indian people who ruled one of the largest and richest empires in the Americas.

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Fernão de Magalhães, or Ferdinand Magellan, was the first man to lead an expedetion to circumnavigate the globe.

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This was accomplished by sailing around the tip of South America. In honor of the accomplish-ment, this water has been named the Strait of Magellan.

as notas est o acabados
As notas estão acabados!

The notes are finished!

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