Canada and the United
States
Physical and Human Geography
Physical Features
A. Shield:
- Large flat plain in between
the Appalachian and Rocky
Mountains.
Physical Features
B. Glaciers:
- During the Ice Age these
scraped the land and created
the landscapes that we know
today.
Physical Features
C. Freshwater:
- Most bodies of water are
freshwater meaning that they
were carved by glaciers and
are n...
Physical Features
D. Mountain Ranges:
- Appalachian and Rockies.
About 2,500 miles apart.
Physical Features
E. Rivers:
- Large system of rivers flow
into Atlantic, Pacific, and
Mississippi.
Climate
A. Tundra and Subarctic:
- Climate zones in the
northern part of North
America. Very snowy
and icy.
Climate
B. Humid Continental:
- Winters are freezing cold
but summers are hot and
steamy. More common as
you move further ...
Climate
C. Marine West Coast:
- Mostly rain rather than now.
Warmer and drier summers.
Common in Southern
Canada and North...
Climate
D. Humid Subtropical:
- Southeastern America;
influenced by Gulf of Mexico.
Climate
E. Tropical Wet and Dry:
- Hot all year with both rainy
and dry seasons.
Climate
F. Arid and Semi-Arid:
- Hot desert climates in the
Southwestern United States.
History
-

A. Migration:
Hunters migrated from
Asia to Alaska 10,000
years ago.
History
B. Scattered:
- Most groups scattered
throughout the United States.
Some stayed in Alaska
others moved more South.
History
C. Europeans:
-British and French began
colonies along the Eastern
Coast 16th-18th Centuries.
History
D. Slavery:
- Long dark history of using
other humans as servants
and workers. Help to lead up
to Civil War.
History
E. United:
- After Civil War the nation of
America united and became
a much stronger nation.
History
F. Relations:
-Canada and America have
strong bond. Longest
unprotected border in the
world.
G. NAFTA:
- Trade bet...
Population
-

A. 325 million:
The number of people
who live in Canada and
the U.S.
Population
B. Population Density:
- Can range from millions per
few square miles to as little
as one person per forty thre...
Population
C. Urban Areas:
- Toronto is the largest in
Canada and New York City is
the largest in America.
Population
D. Religion:
- Mostly Christian, ¼ Roman
Catholic. Next largest? No
Religion, 1 out of 10.
Economic Activity
A. Commercial Farming:
- Extremely important to
both Canada and
America.
Economic Activity
B. Forestry:
- Planting, growing,
harvesting trees.
Economic Activity
C. Resources:
-Oil and Coal for power.
-Livestock and cattle raising.
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Canada and the United States

  1. 1. Canada and the United States Physical and Human Geography
  2. 2. Physical Features A. Shield: - Large flat plain in between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains.
  3. 3. Physical Features B. Glaciers: - During the Ice Age these scraped the land and created the landscapes that we know today.
  4. 4. Physical Features C. Freshwater: - Most bodies of water are freshwater meaning that they were carved by glaciers and are not salinized. Examples: Great Lakes.
  5. 5. Physical Features D. Mountain Ranges: - Appalachian and Rockies. About 2,500 miles apart.
  6. 6. Physical Features E. Rivers: - Large system of rivers flow into Atlantic, Pacific, and Mississippi.
  7. 7. Climate A. Tundra and Subarctic: - Climate zones in the northern part of North America. Very snowy and icy.
  8. 8. Climate B. Humid Continental: - Winters are freezing cold but summers are hot and steamy. More common as you move further South.
  9. 9. Climate C. Marine West Coast: - Mostly rain rather than now. Warmer and drier summers. Common in Southern Canada and Northwestern America.
  10. 10. Climate D. Humid Subtropical: - Southeastern America; influenced by Gulf of Mexico.
  11. 11. Climate E. Tropical Wet and Dry: - Hot all year with both rainy and dry seasons.
  12. 12. Climate F. Arid and Semi-Arid: - Hot desert climates in the Southwestern United States.
  13. 13. History - A. Migration: Hunters migrated from Asia to Alaska 10,000 years ago.
  14. 14. History B. Scattered: - Most groups scattered throughout the United States. Some stayed in Alaska others moved more South.
  15. 15. History C. Europeans: -British and French began colonies along the Eastern Coast 16th-18th Centuries.
  16. 16. History D. Slavery: - Long dark history of using other humans as servants and workers. Help to lead up to Civil War.
  17. 17. History E. United: - After Civil War the nation of America united and became a much stronger nation.
  18. 18. History F. Relations: -Canada and America have strong bond. Longest unprotected border in the world. G. NAFTA: - Trade between the two countries made easier.
  19. 19. Population - A. 325 million: The number of people who live in Canada and the U.S.
  20. 20. Population B. Population Density: - Can range from millions per few square miles to as little as one person per forty three square miles.
  21. 21. Population C. Urban Areas: - Toronto is the largest in Canada and New York City is the largest in America.
  22. 22. Population D. Religion: - Mostly Christian, ¼ Roman Catholic. Next largest? No Religion, 1 out of 10.
  23. 23. Economic Activity A. Commercial Farming: - Extremely important to both Canada and America.
  24. 24. Economic Activity B. Forestry: - Planting, growing, harvesting trees.
  25. 25. Economic Activity C. Resources: -Oil and Coal for power. -Livestock and cattle raising.

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