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Mexico Physical & Human Geography

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Amelia Readeker

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Transcript of Mexico Physical & Human Geography

Physical & Human Geography
Chapter 8:
Section 1: Physical Geography
Sinkholes: Steep-Sided depression formed when the roof of a cave collapse
Caused by? Erosion
Guatemala City
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A. Long Coast on Pacific and
shorter coast on the Atlantic.
B. Rio Bravo(Grande) runs along
Texas-Mexico border

1. Borders Of Mexico
C. Guatemala and Belize border Mexico's southern tip
II. Plateaus & Mountains
A. Mexico's central Region is home to the Mexican Plateau
B. West: Sierra Madre Occidental
East: Sierra Madre Oriental
South: Sierra Madre Del Sur
D. The highest Mountain at 18,700 feet is Mount Orizaba
C. In the south there are snow-capped volcanoes

III. Climate
A. Northern Mexico: Desert and Steppe
B. Middle Mexico: Highland
C. Yucatan & Southern Mexico:
Humid Tropical and Tropical Savanna
IV. Resources
a. Petroleum is the most important resource to Mexico
B. Gold & Silver
C. Water is a limited resource
The States of Mexico
pg. 163
Cities of Mexico
History Of Mexico
I. The First People : The Olmecs
II. The Maya (250-1400)
III. The Aztec (1325-1521)
1400 B.C- 200 A.D
New Spain & Colonial Mexico
Mexican War 1846-1848
Mexican Revolution
Herenan Cortez
Spanish Conquest 1519
Chapter 8 Section 2
I. Government
What makes a culture?
Culture of Mexico
92% Spanish
83% Roman Catholic
(50 Known Languages)
Family is one of the most important cultural aspects of Mexico and the family system is quite traditional compared to the United States
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is celebrated on Dec. 12, is a major Mexican holiday celebrating of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to an Indian man in the first years of Spanish rule. She is the patron saint of the country.

The Day of the Dead, which is actually celebrated over two days (Nov. 1 and 2) combines Catholic and indigenous rituals to honor the deceased and is a national holiday.

Carnival is also celebrated in many communities throughout Mexico to mark the period before Lent.

Independence Day, marking the country’s separation from Spain in 1810, is celebrated on Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo, which marks Mexican military victory over the French in 1862, is more widely celebrated in the U.S. than it is in Mexico.
II. Economy
1. debts to foreign banks
2. high unemployment
3. high inflation
4. oil wealth running out
Economic Problems
SOMBRA: Shade or Shadow
*rise in prices that occurs when currency loses its buying power
President: Enrique Pena Nieto (December 2012)
Federal Republic
Presidents have a six year term unlike the U.S.A
Power is divided between federal government and each state. The power is separated into the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
National Action Party (Pan)
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement
1. Agriculture
II. Industry
III. Tourism
a. 12% of land can grow crops
b. South: Coffee & Sugarcane
c. North: Livestock ranching
d. Cash Crops: Vegetables and fruits sold in the United States.
a. Oil, Mining & Manufacturing
b. Tijuana & Ciudad Juarez are major industrial centers
Three sources of income: Agriculture, Industry & Tourism
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