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FMS 6th Ch 11

Geography

TermDefinition
Appalachian Mountains Main mountain range in the East.
Great Lakes Make up the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.
Mississippi River America's largest and most important river.
Tributary A small stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river.
Rocky Mountains Main mountain range in the West.
Continental Divide An area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers towards opposite ends of a continent.
Colony A territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land.
Boston/New York New cities in the British colonies along the Atlantic coast.
Plantations A large farm that grows mainly one crop.
Pioneers First settlers who travel west.
Bilingual People who speak two languages.
Megalopolis A string of large cities that have grown together.
Washington D. C. Capital of the United States.
Detroit Leading automobile producer.
Chicago One of the busiest shipping ports.
Seattle Washington's largest city--home to many important industries.
Terrorism The threat or use of violence to cause fear for political or social reasons.
Christopher Columbus Sailed to Americas in 1492
Declaration of Indendence A document declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
American Revolution Took place between 1765 and 1783, during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies fought for independence against Britain.
George Washington American General in the American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown The last battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in 1781 near the seacoast of Virginia.
Battle of Saratoga Turning point in the American Revolution. France entered the war against Britain, providing much needed supplies and support to the patriots.
Patriots Colonists of the Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution .
Loyalist American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War.
Created by: Stoll FMS