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Geographical Features of the United States

This powerpoint shows kids about the geographical features of the United States. It's very easy to read, and it's fun for little ones and adults, too.

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Geographical Features of the United States

  1. 1. Geographical FeaturesGeographical Features of the United Statesof the United States
  2. 2. Atlantic Coastal PlainAtlantic Coastal Plain The Atlantic Coastal PlainThe Atlantic Coastal Plain is a lowland inis a lowland in North America that stretches along theNorth America that stretches along the Atlantic coast of the United States fromAtlantic coast of the United States from New York to the tip of the FloridaNew York to the tip of the Florida Peninsula.Peninsula.
  3. 3. The Great PlainsThe Great Plains The Great PlainsThe Great Plains is a vast prairie regionis a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewanextending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through theand Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas;west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans.formerly inhabited by Native Americans.
  4. 4. The Continental DivideThe Continental Divide The Continental DivideThe Continental Divide is a series of mountainis a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico thatridges extending from Alaska to Mexico that forms the watershed of North America. Most of itforms the watershed of North America. Most of it runs along peaks of the Rocky Mountains and isruns along peaks of the Rocky Mountains and is often called theoften called the Great DivideGreat Divide in the Unitedin the United States.States.
  5. 5. The Continental Divide
  6. 6. Great BasinGreat Basin The Great Basin is an arid region in the western USThe Great Basin is an arid region in the western US between the Sierra Nevada and the Rockybetween the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains that includes most of Nevada andMountains that includes most of Nevada and parts of the adjacent states (Utah, California,parts of the adjacent states (Utah, California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Oregon).Idaho, Wyoming, and Oregon).
  7. 7. Great BasinGreat Basin
  8. 8. Death ValleyDeath Valley Death ValleyDeath Valley is a desert valley in Easternis a desert valley in Eastern California and Western Nevada. It is the lowest,California and Western Nevada. It is the lowest, hottest, and driest area of the United States.hottest, and driest area of the United States.
  9. 9. Death ValleyDeath Valley
  10. 10. Gulf of MexicoGulf of Mexico The Gulf of MexicoThe Gulf of Mexico is an arm of theis an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United StatesAtlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico.and to the east of Mexico.
  11. 11. St. Lawrence RiverSt. Lawrence River The St. Lawrence RiverThe St. Lawrence River is a North American riveris a North American river which flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence andwhich flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic.the North Atlantic.
  12. 12. St. Lawrence RiverSt. Lawrence River
  13. 13. The Great LakesThe Great Lakes The Great LakesThe Great Lakes are a group of five freshwater lakes ofare a group of five freshwater lakes of central North America between the United States andcentral North America between the United States and Canada, including Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario, andCanada, including Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario, and Michigan. French traders first sighted the lakes in the earlyMichigan. French traders first sighted the lakes in the early 17th century. Today the Great Lakes connect Midwestern17th century. Today the Great Lakes connect Midwestern ports with the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway.ports with the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
  14. 14. New York CityNew York City New York CityNew York City is the largest city in New York State and inis the largest city in New York State and in the United States. It is located in southeastern New Yorkthe United States. It is located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river. It is a major financialat the mouth of the Hudson river. It is a major financial and cultural center.and cultural center.
  15. 15. New York CityNew York City
  16. 16. Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts
  17. 17. Boston, MassachusettsBoston, Massachusetts BostonBoston is the capital and largest city ofis the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of theMassachusetts, in the eastern part of the state onstate on Boston Bay,Boston Bay, an arm ofan arm of Massachusetts Bay.Massachusetts Bay.
  18. 18. Erie CanalErie Canal The Erie CanalThe Erie Canal is an artificial waterway extendingis an artificial waterway extending about 360 miles across central New York fromabout 360 miles across central New York from Albany to Buffalo. Constructed from 1817 to 1825Albany to Buffalo. Constructed from 1817 to 1825 and enlarged numerous times after 1835. It isand enlarged numerous times after 1835. It is now part of the New York State Barge Canal.now part of the New York State Barge Canal.
  19. 19. The Erie Canal
  20. 20. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It is located inis the largest city in Pennsylvania. It is located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river. Itthe southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river. It is site of Independence Hall where the Declaration ofis site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed.Independence and the Constitution were signed.
  21. 21. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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