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Section 1:The Economy
Section 2:People and Their Environment
Visual SummaryChapter Menu
The United States and Canada are among the world’s top economic powers. A study of these nations today will reveal how people make their livings, how their economies are interrelated with each other and with other nations, and how their ways of life impact the environment.Chapter Intro 1
Section 1:The Economy
The characteristics and distribution of human populations affect physical and human systems.The economies of the United States and Canada have grown and changed according to where and how the citizens of the two countries live.Chapter Intro 2
Section 2:People and Their Environment
Human actions modify the physical environment.People of the United States and Canada are seeking ways to manage resources, overcome the effects of pollution, and avoid further damage to the environment.Chapter Intro 3
This section discusses the economic activities, transportation and communications systems, trade relationships, and international role of the United States and Canada today.Section 1-GTR
A. Silicon Valley
B. Manufacturing Belt
C. Wheat Belt
D. Corn Belt
E. Ohio River
F. Trans-Canada HighwaySection 1-GTR
The United States and Canada operate under what type of economy?
C.Traditional economySection 1
The United States and Canada have market economies based on growing service and high-tech industries, as well as on manufacturing and agriculture.
The Changing U.S. WorkplaceSection 1
A significant amount of the region’s manufacturing activities include which type of products?
A.Transportation equipment and machinery
B.Computers and other technological devices
D.Tools and hardwareSection 1
People in the United States and Canada depend on reliable and continually improving transportation and communications systems.
The U.S. Interstate Highway SystemSection 1
Which type of transportation is used to move the most goods?
The United States and Canada are connected to other countries through trade and in facing the challenges of global terrorism and building a more peaceful world.
Trade and Interdependence(cont.)
U.S.- Canadian InterdependenceSection 1
Why does Canada have a trade surplus instead of deficit?
A.Better government management
This section discusses ecological damage caused by people and industries in the United States and Canada and the efforts being made to better manage resources, stop future pollution, and reduce the effects of current pollution.Section 2-GTR
A. New Orleans
B. Rio Grande
C. AlaskaSection 2-GTR
People and Their Environment
Large parts of eastern Canada still suffer from the effects of what brought on by the United States?
People in the United States and Canada are evaluating the negative effects of human activity on the environment and realizing the importance of managing natural resources wisely.
What environmental issue are you most concerned about?
C.Polluted landSection 2
Human-made pollution has damaged the region’s environment in various ways, leading people to actively seek solutions to the problem.
Human Impact (cont.)
Energy Benefits and DrawbacksSection 2
Are there any ways that your community tries to reduce pollution?
A.City ordinances or fines
B.Alternative energies encouraged
C.Construction of green homes or businessesSection 2
Responding to global warming and developing clean, efficient, renewable energy sources are challenges for the future of the region.
Which of the following factors do you think is most important when deciding on alternative energy sources?
an economic system based on free enterprise, in which businesses are privately owned, and production and prices are determined by supply and demandVocab1
an economy with less emphasis on heavy industry and manufacturing and more emphasis on services and technologyVocab2
the traditional business and commercial center of a city or town, sometimes referred to as downtownVocab3
converting old factories for use in new industriesVocab4
goods produced for saleVocab5
suitable for growing cropsVocab6
total control of a type of industry by one person or one companyVocab7
the merging of resource management systems in which countries are interconnected and dependent on one another for goods and servicesVocab8
spending more money on imports than earning from exportsVocab9
a tax on imports or exportsVocab10
earning more money from export sales than spending for importsVocab11
the practice of subcontracting manufacturing work to outside companies, especially foreign or nonunion companiesVocab12
the removal of all trees in a stand of timberVocab13
harvesting fish to the extent that certain species are depleted and the fishing area made less valuableVocab14
precipitation carrying large amounts of dissolved acids which damages buildings, forests, and crops, and kills wildlifeVocab15
haze caused by the interaction of ultraviolet solar radiation with chemical fumes from automobile exhausts and other pollution sourcesVocab16
process by which a body of water becomes too rich in dissolved nutrients, leading to plant growth that depletes oxygenVocab17
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