World Geography - Chapter 6
movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
widespread exchange of animals, plants, culture, human populations (including slaves), communicable disease, and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian Hemispheres following the voyage to the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
the territory, including the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, that the United States purchased from France in 1803.
the free, open land in the America West that was available for settlement.
a political unit or community touching the borders of the central city or touching other suburbs that touch the city.
a government in which the people rule through elected representatives.
a product or good that is sold from one economy to another.
an economic system in which private individuals own most of the resources, technology, and businesses, and can operate them for profit with little control from the government.
any kind of economic activity that produces a service rather than a product.
a corporation that engages in business worldwide.
an economic phase in which manufacturing no longer plays a dominant role.
the six northern states in the Northeast United States - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.