Chapter 10 Atlantic South America By: Brianna, Kennedie, Noah, Liz, Mason, Ashlynn, And Michael.
Brazil Argentina F L A G S Paraguay Uruguay
Paraguay & Uruguay Uruguay • Its Mestizos • People speak Spanish • 90% live in Urban areas • People have good jobs & high literacy rate • Beef is an important export • Poor rural areas in interiors • Go toNtG • Similar • Declared • Independence from Spain • Roman catholic • Democracy • Sound the same • Agriculture • Hydroelectric Paraguay • Landlocked • 9.5% are Mestizos • Speak Spanish Guarani • Economy controlled by rich people • 50% of workers are farmers • Sell electricity to Brazil land Argentina
Argentina • The first people were Spanish Go to NtG • Argentina cowboys, gauchos • Argentina means “land of silver” or “silvery one” • In 1800s Argentina fought of Independence from Spain • 40 million people are descendants from Spanish, Italian, or another European settlers • The British helped build railroads across the country • Argentina Indians and Mestizos make up 3% of the population • Beef is still apart of the culture Government • Most live in Buenos Aires -Democracy • 11% work force work in agriculture
Brazil • First people were American Indians • Portuguese first Europeans to find Brazil • Africans work as slaves on the plantations • Brazil gained independence with out a fight • Carnival, Brazilians celebrate with music, dancing, and costumes. • Chocolate is an export for Brazil. Go to NtG • About 19 million people live in the southeast • Southeast is also the richest region • Amazon covers most of the northern part of Brazil • The Amazon is being destroyed by Government -Democracy
Current Events in Brazil • Olympics • World Cup • Carnival • Traditional German event • Rio De Janeiro celebrates the New Years Party
Physical Geography • Rio de la Plata • Amazon River go to NtG • Amazon Rain Forest • Many climates generally cool climates • Brazil central region, a tropical savanna climate • Amazon Basin humid tropical climate supports the worlds largest tropical rain forest • Amazon rain forest provides food, wood, rubber, and plants for medicine • Dams provide hydroelectric power • Atlantic South America has good minerals: gold, silver, copper, iron, and oil Go to Vocab Sheet