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The united states and canada

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  1. 1.  Lots of land  Abundant Resources
  2. 2. Highlands Lowlands East Appalachian Mountains - smaller than Rockies (erosion) - Canada to Alabama - Appalachian Trail Atlantic coastline - many excellent harbors Gulf of Mexico Interior West
  3. 3.  Pacific & Atlantic Coast  Great Lakes  Mississippi & St. Lawrence Rivers
  4. 4.  Building Cities Where They Shouldn’t Be
  5. 5.  Trails & Waterways  Railroads  Highways
  6. 6.  How big is the US economy?  7% of world’s land  5% of world’s population  World’s largest economy  10% of all world’s exports
  7. 7.  Rust Belt v. Sun Belt
  8. 8.  Where have all the factory jobs gone?  75% of working Americans in service sector
  9. 9.  65% trace roots to Europe  Minorities  Languages
  10. 10.  16th and 17th centuries; Britain & France  Coastal fishing and inland fur trade  France loses territory after French & Indian War
  11. 11.  Roman Catholic French & Protestant English  1791: Britain splits into 2 provinces  Upper Canada  Lower Canada
  12. 12.  1867  Loose Confederation of Upper, Lower, & Nova Scotia and New Brunswick  Self-governing; still part of empire  1871: Canada stretches from coast to coast
  13. 13.  1885: main line of transcontinental railroad finished  1895: gold discovered in Yukon  Immigrants from other parts of Europe  Cities and industry grow near the US border
  14. 14.  Independent 1931  Parliamentary  Federal government  Provincial governments  British monarch symbolic head of state  https://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=6WNrsnRjtx Q (canadian gov) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GADdPGkVuss (levels of canadian gov)
  15. 15.  Farming, logging, fishing, mining  5% of land good for farming  13% of Canadians work in manufacturing  1/8 of GDP
  16. 16.  70% of GDP  More employed than other sectors combined  Tourism (4% of workers; more than farming)  Trade  NAFTA  78% exports to US  52% imports from US  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfTkZmKK1b0 (longer)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba-1YXChPRU (shorter)
  17. 17.  French, English, Native population  Metis  Immigrants from all over the world
  18. 18.  Bilingual country  English majority; French minority (Quebec)  Roman Catholic (French)  Protestant (English)  16% no religious affiliation
  19. 19.  Port cities  Farmlands  80% of pop lives on 10% of land  100 mile wide strip just north of US border  4/5 urban  75% of French Canadians in Quebec
  20. 20.  Atlantic Provinces  Core Provinces  Prairie Provinces  Pacific Province & Territories

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