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Americas Two Great Mountains Appalachian Mountains- 480 million years old, 1,500 miles Rocky Mountains- 80 million years old, 3,000 miles Slide 2 North American Historical Events Slide 3 Urban areas grow rapidly Shift from Agriculture to Industry Western frontier became filled, and most available land was settled Why? What is going on? Slide 4 The Cities Grow Megalopolis- a region that includes several large cities, their suburbs, and nearby towns. Slide 5 The Cities Grow Urban Sprawl- an inexpertly planned communities and developments in an area of increasing population. Slide 6 The Cities Grow Infrastructure- roads, power plants, schools and communication lines. Slide 7 The Cities Grow Sustainable Community- manage growth by creating communities where residents both live and work in the same area. Slide 8 But Where Do We Live? And Why? Population Distribution- means the pattern of where people live A people apart Slide 9 Government Representative Democracy- The people elect officials to represent them. Slide 10 Government Federal Republic- Power is divided between the federal government, state and local governments. Slide 11 Economics Free Enterprise System- the government exerts little control over businesses, resources, and technology operated for profit by private individuals. Slide 12 Economics Service Industry fields such as information processing, finance, medicine, and education. What level of economic activity? Slide 13 Economics Postindustrial Economy manufacturing is no longer the countrys most important industry. What is the next level of economic activity? Slide 14 Our Neighbor To The North Slide 15 Extends 2,340 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes Ranked as one of the outstanding engineering feats of the twentieth century Includes 13 Canadian and 2 U.S. locks. One of the Worlds most important shipping routes The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Slide 16 History France comes to the New World Unlike the British, the French intermarried with the natives Mtis Slide 17 History Slide 18 Issues Facing North America Terrorism Assimilation Multiculturalism Global Network