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soc studies 9/12/16

vocabulary lesson 1

Coastal Plain A long the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico *excellent harbors
Appalachian Mountains Oldest mountains in North America
Canadian Shield hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers * surrounds the Hudson Bay in a horseshow shape
Interior Lowlands rolling flatlands, rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills
Great Plains dry grasslands that gradually increase in elevation westword
Rocky Mountains tallest mountains in North America, *contains the Continental Divide which determines the directional flow of rivers
Basin and Range Areas of varying elevations containing isolatd mountain range
Coastal Range Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from Califonia to Canada
Ohio River Gateway to the West
Mississippi & Missouri Rivers Transportation arteries for farm and industrial products. They were linked to ports and other parts of the world.
Columbia River Explored by Lewis and Clark.
Colorado River Explored by the Spanish
Rio Grande Forms the border with Mexico.
St. Lawrence Forms border with Canada and connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic.
Atlantic Ocean Highway for explorers; early settlers; and later immagrants.
Great Lakes Inland port cities developed in the Midwest along them.
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