United States and Canada Introduction

United States and Canada
• A territory separated from but subject to a
ruling power.
• To formally incorporate into a country or state
the territory of another.
• To transfer or give up.
Civil War
• A conflict between opposing groups of citizens
of the same country
Industrial Revolution
• The shift from human power to machine
Which cities shown on the map are
located in areas that were once under
Spanish rule?
San Antonio
How are the histories of Canada and
the United States similar and
• The US and Canada are similar because:
1. Both had ties to England
2. Both eventually ended up having a
democratic government
3. Both expanded westward to the Pacific
4. Both countries experienced an industrial
• The US and Canada are different because:
1. The French settled in Canada, and some
of Canadians still speak French
2. The United States fought a Civil War over
Continental Divide
• A boundary on high ground that separates
rivers flowing to opposite sides of a continent
• The Continental Divide in the United States is
in the Rocky Mountains
Drainage Basin
• Areas of land that are drained by major rivers
and their tributaries
• Rivers and streams that carry water into major
In the central United States which
rivers are tributaries of the Mississippi
• Ohio River
• Missouri River
• Arkansas River
Has erosion had a greater effect on the
Rocky Mountains or the Appalachian
• The Appalachians are much more worn down
over time.
• They are rounded and much lower in elevation
than the Rockies.
Rain Shadow
• The area of reduced rainfall on the leeward
side of high mountains
Which cities on the map are located in
the humid subtropical climate zone?
• Washington DC
• St. Louis
• Dallas
Why is Canada’s climate generally
colder than that of the United States?
• It is located further north of the Equator
How can the colder weather effect
individuals and businesses?
• People are more likely to have indoor interests
in the colder areas
• Ski Resorts may make good tourist attractions
• Businesses are more closely located to one
another to avoid travel in bad weather
Which ecosystems span the boarder of
the US and Canada?
• Mixed Forests
• Coniferous Forests
• Mid-Latitude Deciduous Forests
• Temperate Grassland
How do you think the National Park
System affects natural ecosystems in
the United States?
• It helps to protect them from development
• It also bring more humans into interact for
better or worse with them
• The ability to read and write
• The residential area around the outside of a
Which region in the United States has
the highest population density?
• The northeast coast line
• New York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington D.C.
Why so you think most of Canada’s
population lives near the boarder?
• It has a mild Climate
Standard of living
• A measurement based on available education,
housing, health care, and nutrition
What resources exist on the Atlantic
Why is there little economic activity in
parts of Canada and the United States?
• The climate is so hostile that little population
lives their and therefore there is no chance for
business dealings
How do you think the Great Lakes
might be effected by the economic
activities around them?
• The pollution from manufacturing plants
might cause a problem for the lakes
• They maybe used to irrigate crops
Per Capita
• Per person
What energy resource is used to
produce the most electricity in
• Water
What energy source is used to make
the most electricity in the United
• Fossil Fuels
Does the U.S. or Canada use more
petroleum? How does the nation
make up the difference?
• The United States
• It exports more to other countries
Does the United States or Canada use
more electricity per person?
• Canada
• Because Canada has a cooler climate and
some areas seasonal changes
Which country the U.S, or Canada
depends more on non-renewable
• The United States
• They must import a lot of these resources to
keep up with their energy needs
Why would governments want to
protect natural resources?
• For future use by its citizens
• So that they do not have to import from other
How might cool climate and greater
distances between population centers
make the per capita energy use
• Higher heating bills
• More dark hours
• Further to drive for needs

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