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       Mexico
                   Aztec

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 Ancient civilization in what is now Mexico.
 Named it “ Land of the Shaking Earth.”
                           Vaqueros
                                        Cowhands who
                                         developed tools
                                         for ranching
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                  Mexico City
 Capital of
  Mexico
 Largest urban
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                        Monterrey
                                      Major steel
                                       producing
                                       city
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                     Rio Grande
                                        A river which
                                         forms most of
                                         US/ Mexican
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                 Gulf of Mexico


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Gulf of Mexico is body of water n east side of Mexico.
Pacific Ocean is the western border.
Baja California is a peninsula that extends along west coast
               Altitude Zones

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 The major mountain ranges on East and West coast
  create 3 altitude zones where people plants and
  animals live.
 40% live on high plateau between these ranges.
 Tierra Fria is the climate zone found at the top of the
  mountains.
                   Service industries


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 Banking
 Tourism
           Industrialization

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 As Mexico industrialized it became less a
  nation of farms and villages.
 Mexico City now faces serious air pollution
  from smog.
                  NAFTA

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 In 1992 USA, Canada and Mexico signed a
  trade agreement
                         Pinata

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 Hollow figure filled with toys and candy
                  Soccer
 Mexico’s most
  popular sport

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                Mariachi

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 Band that plays traditional Mexican music
                  Tortilla

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 Thin flat cornmeal bread
              Octavio Paz

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 Writer who describes daily life in Mexico
             Diego Rivera

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 Famous Mexican mural painter
 This piece is called The Flower Seller
          Federal republic

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 Mexico’s form of government

				
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