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Chapter 19 section 1 A vast, scenic land. Pg. 502-506. Contiguous. Joined together inside a common boundary 48 states in the contiguous United States Alaska and Hawaii are not in the contiguous states. U.S. is the 4 th largest country in the world. Russia, Canada, and China are larger.

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Chapter 19 section 1 a vast scenic land

Chapter 19 section 1A vast, scenic land

Pg. 502-506


Contiguous

Contiguous

  • Joined together inside a common boundary

  • 48 states in the contiguous United States

  • Alaska and Hawaii are not in the contiguous states


U s is the 4 th largest country in the world

U.S. is the 4th largest country in the world

  • Russia, Canada, and China are larger


5 main physical regions

5 main physical regions

  • Coastal Plains

  • Appalachian Mountains

  • Interior Plains

  • Mountains and Basins

  • Pacific Coast


Coastal plains

Coastal Plains

  • Includes the Atlantic coastal plain and Gulf coastal plain

  • Megalopolis- Cities and their suburbs form a huge settlement

    • Cities that form a megalopolis in the U.S.:


New york

New York


Boston

Boston


Philadelphia

Philadelphia


Baltimore

Baltimore


Washington d c

Washington D.C.


Chapter 19 section 1 a vast scenic land

Still daylight in California.

Chicago

The biggest concentration of lights (from top to bottom) are the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

Dallas

Puerto Rico

Houston

Miami


Appalachian mountains

Appalachian Mountains

  • On western edge of Atlantic coastal plain

  • Oldest mountains in U.S.

    • Rounded peaks show age


Interior plains

Interior Plains

  • Includes:

    • Great lakes area

    • Mississippi river area

    • Great plains


Mountains and plateaus

Mountains and Plateaus

  • Rocky mountains run from Alaska to Mexico

  • Continental divide separates rivers that flow east and west


The pacific coast

The Pacific Coast

  • Includes the Cascade mountain range and Sierra Nevada mountain range and fertile valleys.


Alaska and hawaii

Borders the arctic circle

Made from ocean volcanoes

Has coral reefs

Submerged structures made from skeletons of small sea animals

Alaska and Hawaii


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