Glossary of C15: THE PACIFIC STATES
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- Farming that takes place on large scale farms with modern technology and owned by big companies.
- What is Agribusiness?
- An area in which people of many cultures have settled.
- What is a Multicultural Region?
- A large depression formed after a major eruption and collapse of a volcanic mountain.
- What is a Caldera?
- A narrow arm of land attached to a larger region.
- What is a Panhandle?
- An area near a tectonic plate boundary where molten magma from Earth's mantle rises under pressure through the crust
- What is a hot spot?
- The Pacific States of the U.S.A.
- What are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, & Washington?
- The Pacific and North American tectonic plates meet and slip past each other causing a fault line.
- What is the San Andreas Fault?
- This California city was founded in 1781 as a Spanish mission. It has problems with its infrastructure, smog, & frequent earthquakes.
- Where is Los Angeles?
- The tallest mountain in Alaskan Range and in North America.
- What is Mount McKinley or Mount Denali?
- This state was purchased from Russia in 1867 by U.S. Secretary of State, William H. Seward for $7.2 Million.
- What is Alaska?
- This state's volcanic soils and tropical climate produce sugarcane and pineapples.
- Where is Hawaii?
- This state has a high cost of living due to its Trade Deficit ( imports 80% of all materials, energy, & food)
- What is Hawaii?
- A depression formed after a major eruption and collapse of a volcanic mountain. It filled with water forming a lake.
- What is Crater Lake?
- The economies of these two states depend on open trade agreements and friendly relations with Pacific Rim of Nations.
- Where is Oregon and Washington?
- This river drains a major basin, is the nation's largest producer of hydroelectric power and irrigates eastern Washington.
- What is the Columbia River?
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