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  1. 1. Regional Geography of The United States An Interactive Presentation
  2. 2. Name That Continent 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 North America Africa South America Asia Australia Europe Antarctica
  3. 3. The Four Oceans 12 3 4 Atlantic Indian Arctic Pacific
  4. 4. Large Bodies of Water • The location of the United States, with its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has provided access to other areas of the world. • The Atlantic Ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants. • The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route. • The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America. • Bodies of water support interaction among regions, form borders, and create links to other areas.
  5. 5. The United States Where are The Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, The Mississippi River and The Great Lakes? AppalachianMountains Great Lakes Rocky Mountains MississippiRiver The Gulf of Mexico
  6. 6. Name That Region 1 Coastal Plain 2Appalachian Highlands 3 Canadian Shield 4 Interior Lowlands 5 Great Plains 6Rocky Mountains (CONTINENTAL DIVIDE) 7 Basin And Range8Coastal Range
  7. 7. North American Waterways OHIO RIVER Missouri River Rio Grande River Colorado River Mississippi River Great Lakes Columbia River
  8. 8. Historical Importance of Waterways • The Ohio River was the gateway to the west. • Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes. • The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers were the transportation arteries for farm and industrial products. They were links to ports and other parts of the world. • The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark. • The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish. • The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.