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UNITED STATES & CANADA. http://www.edwardmooney.com/history/qhhs-history-resources-maps.htm. Arctic Ocean. Pacific Ocean. Atlantic Ocean. www.world-maps.co.uk. Gulf of Mexico. Hudson Bay. Formed by glacial erosion.

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United states canada

UNITED STATES & CANADA

http://www.edwardmooney.com/history/qhhs-history-resources-maps.htm


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Arctic

Ocean

Pacific

Ocean

Atlantic

Ocean

www.world-maps.co.uk


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Gulf of Mexico


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Hudson

Bay

Formed by glacial erosion.


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http://www.canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca/english/species/plants/plantpages/pol_app.htm

Very old mountains formed by subduction and eroded over hundreds of thousands of years.

Appalachian Mountains


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Native American tribes existed in North America before the arrival of the Europeans. The Native Americans probably came from Asia across the Bering Strait (possibly a land bridge at one time) around 15000 BC


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Formed by glacial erosion.

http://www.saultmed.com/images/great_lakes_big.jpg


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Great Salt Lake

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Shores/9144/Scrapbook/scrapbook.html

http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladfoam.htm

Formed from the remains of an ancient lake - Lake Bonneville. It has no natural outlets except evaporation. and since water (but not the minerals) is constantly being evaporated, the concentration of minerals increases further. The lake is so saline (salty) that no fish can live in the lake. Humans can easily float in the water.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/01/15/utah.crash.01/


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http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/126364main_pia04174-516.jpg

Mississippi River Delta

Major transportation route. Over half of the US is drained by the Mississippi River watershed.

http://www.crd.de/pics/themenreisen/kreuzfahrten/mississippi/Map.jpg


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Missouri

Ohio

Arkansas

Mississippi

Rio Grande

http://www.nsc.org/graphics/basin.gif

RIVERS


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Abundant fresh water has helped in agriculture, industry, and transportation (Water transportation is often the cheapest form of transport). Access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has helped in trade for both countries.


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St. Lawrence River & Seaway

Canal, lake and river system that connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. A joint venture between the US & Canada.


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Great Plains

http://www.accountingdirectory.us/12.jpg

Great Plains – formed by glacial erosion. Breadbasket of the world.


Vegetation

Vegetation


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Gulf Coastal Plain

Gulf Coastal Plain

http://www.accountingdirectory.us/12.jpg


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Rocky Mountains

http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/nalnd.htm

Formed by subduction of North American and Pacific plates. These mountains are geologically young (jagged peaks – not eroded)


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http://www.canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca/english/species/plants/plantpages/pol_app.htm

Appalachian Mountains


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The Canadian Shield is a large geographic area in eastern and central Canada composed of bare rock dating to the Precambrian Era (between 4.5 billion and 540 million years ago). It is also called the Laurentian Shield. The Canadian Shield is made up of some of the planet's oldest rock, largely granite and gneiss that was exposed from glacial erosion. Obviously growing large crops will be difficult in this area.

Canadian Shield


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Major Cities

Vancouver

Calgary

Ottowa

San Jose

Montreal

Toronto

Los Angeles

Chicago

New York City

San Diego

Philadelphia

Phoenix

Dallas

San Antonio

Houston


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