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Ch 1 US and Canada

Mt. McKinley highest mountain in North America
Rocky Mountains largest mountain system in North America.
Continental Divide boundary that divides the direction water flows on a continent.
Appalachian Mountains 2nd longest mountain range in the United States.
Great Plains rich farmland of the United States. Formed by glaciers picking soil up in Canada and leaving it in the US when glaciers melted.
Great Salt Lake largest body of salt water in North America.
Great Basin region of plateaus and basins west of the Rockies. Includes The Great Salt Lake and Death Valley.
Death Valley hottest place in North America.
Sierra Nevada In California.
Cascades in Washington and Nevada, created by volcanoes.
Great Lakes world's largest group of freshwater lakes. Formed by glaciers as they moved and filled by the melting waters.
Mississippi River longest river in the US.
Ohio River formed by the confluence of the Monogahela and the Allegheny in Pittsburgh and flows into Mississippi River as one if its tributaries.
Missouri River Nicknamed "Big Muddy", 2nd longest river in the US.
Atlantic Ocean forms Eastern border of the US.
Pacific Ocean forms Western border of the US.
Gulf of Mexico creates part of the southern border of the United States.
Laurentine Highlands continuation of the Appalachians into Canada.
Canadian Shield covers about half of Canada. Made of ancient rock with few inhabitants.
St. Lawrence River Canada's second longest river. Connects The Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Lawrence Lowlands smallest land region in Canada, but home to more than half the countries population, produces 1/3 of the countries crops, and is it's manufacturing center.
Interior Plains plains are in central Canada.
Mackenzie River longest river in Canada.
Mt. Logan tallest mountain in Canada.
Created by: Kayla1