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What are some main bodies of water west of the Mississippi River? The Flathead Lake and Great Salt Lake.
How does the Great Salt Lake vary in water levels? The arid and dry air dries out the salt in the lake.
What are some physical landscapes west of the Mississippi River? The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.
How high can a peak on the Rock Mountains be? Around 14,000 feet tall.
What is the climate of the valleys east of the coastal ranges? Dry.
What are some natural resources you can find in regions west of the Mississippi River? Petroleum, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric power, wind power, solar power, ethanol, gold , silver, copper, zinc, lead, and natural beauty.
who setteled first the native american or europeans? native americans.
How did settlers effect native americans? more new diseases and animals.
When was the homestead act? 1862.
what did the europeans bring to the west? animals and diseases.
what was found in california in 1848? gold.
Was Texas taken over? yes it was called the texas annexation
Was agriculture difficult? yes people had to build homes with sod because they were poor.
what was some of the first industries? mining industries.
where are some important ports? los angelas and long beach california.
Are rural areas/cities far apart? yes.
was there a large increase in asian americans in the western regions? yes.
where other land regions weak in friendships? no the us, canada, and mexico are very srong in trust and friendships.
how was the water effected? oil spills killed fish.
was there a large drought in California? yes.
Is farming still important? yes, very.
Created by: 24awilliams