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  1. North America Vocabulary

  2. Immigration

  3. Definition: • The movement of people from one country to another

  4. Megalopolis

  5. Definition: • A “super-city” that is made up of several large and small cities

  6. Canal

  7. Definition: • an artificial waterway constructed for use for shipping, irrigation, or for recreational use

  8. Province

  9. Definition: • An administrative division or unit of a country– found in countries like Canada

  10. Parliament

  11. Definition: • In Canada, national legislature made up of the Senate and the House of Commons

  12. NAFTA

  13. Definition: • North American Free Trade Agreement– removes trade restriction between the U.S., Mexico and Canada – they do not pay taxes when trading with each other

  14. Interdependence

  15. Definition: • Relying on one another for goods, services and ideas

  16. Heat-Island effect

  17. Definition: • a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities

  18. Imperialism

  19. the policy or practice of extending a state's rule over other territories

  20. Monopoly

  21. Definition: • Total control of a type of industry by one person or one company

  22. Definition: • Love for or devotion to one’s country

  23. Definition: • warm climate region in the Southern United States