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United States Geography The eastern coast has more plains while the western coast is more mountainous.The Grand Canyon is one of the famous tourism attractions of the west.
50 StatesThere are 50 states in total which is also featured as the stars in theirnational flag, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Population: 314,712,000It is the 3rd most populous country in the world as of Oct 1, 2012
Capital: Washington, DCIs the place of the white house, where the president lives with his family.Was known previously as the District of Columbia.
Bird: Bald Eagle
The United States is broken into 5 major parts or regions. What is a REGION? Places that have similar characteristicsthat make them different from surrounding areas.
Compass Rose A compass rose helpsus give a name to the regions.
Let’s start with a map of the entireUnited States of America…
The United States is broken into 5 regionsNortheast RegionMidwest RegionSoutheast RegionSouthwest RegionWest Region
Northeast Region 9 states - The New England states of Connecticut, Maine,Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermontand the Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York andPennsylvania.
Midwest Region Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the Badlands of North Dakota. Mount Rushmore is famous for the carved president heads is located in South Dakota. Also called the breadbasket of America, because of the plain grasslands12 states in the north-central and north-eastern United States: Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, NorthDakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Southeast RegionStates of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Southwest RegionStates of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada,New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
West RegionStates of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington,and Wyoming.
Time Zone of USA
Major Bodies of Water in the UnitedStates
Oceans Atlantic PacificAtlantic Served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and immigrants. Located east of the United States.Pacific An early exploration route. Located west of the United States.
Rivers Mississippi Missouri Ohio Columbia Colorado Rio Grande
Mississippi River Transportation artery for farm and industrial products. Links to ports and other parts of the world. Flows through the Interior Lowlands into the Gulf of Mexico. Part of the longest and most important river system.
Missouri River Transportation artery for farm and industrial products. Links to ports and other parts of the world. Flows through the Great Plains, the Interior Lowlands into the Mississippi River. Part of the longest and most important river system.
Ohio River Was the Gateway to the west. Flows into the Mississippi River.
The Columbia River wasexplored by Lewis and Clark.
The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish.
The Rio Grande River forms the border with Mexico.
Lakes Grand Canyon Huron Ontario Michigan Erie SuperiorThere are five Great Lakes.Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes.Form part of the border between the United States andCanada.
Gulf Gulf of Mexico Provided the French and Spanish with explorationroutes to Mexico and other parts of America.
Top 5Waterfalls Niagara Falls Yosemite Falls Lower Falls Bridal Veil Falls Vernal Fall and Nevada Falls
The Atlantic ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants.
The Pacific Ocean was an earlyexploration route.
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