Major Bodies of
Water
SOL I.2c
• Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific
• Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri,
Ohio, Columbia, Colorado,
Rio Grande
• Lakes: Great lakes
• G...
Trade, Transportation, and Settlement
The location of the United States, with its
Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has
provide...
The Atlantic
ocean served
as the
highway for
explorers,
early settlers,
and later
immigrants.
The Pacific Ocean was an
early exploration route.
• The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers were
the transportation arteries for farm and
industrial products. They were links t...
The Ohio River was the “gateway to
the west”
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.
The St. Lawrence River forms a border
with Canada. It also connects the Great
Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
Inland port cities grew in the
Midwest along the Great Lakes.
The Gulf of Mexico provided the French
and Spanish with exploration routes to
Mexico and other parts of America
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Rivers

  1. 1. Major Bodies of Water SOL I.2c
  2. 2. • Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific • Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Columbia, Colorado, Rio Grande • Lakes: Great lakes • Gulf: Gulf of Mexico
  3. 3. Trade, Transportation, and Settlement The location of the United States, with its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has provided access to other areas of the world.
  4. 4. The Atlantic ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants.
  5. 5. The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route.
  6. 6. • 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. arteries An important route in a system of roads, rivers, or railroad lines
  7. 7. The Ohio River was the “gateway to the west”
  8. 8. The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark.
  9. 9. The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish.
  10. 10. The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.
  11. 11. The St. Lawrence River forms a border with Canada. It also connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
  12. 12. Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes.
  13. 13. The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America

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