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  1. Geographic Review

  2. Coastal Plain • Broad lowland providing many excellent harbors • Old eroded mountains • Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers

  3. Appalachian Mountains • Located along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico • Holds some of the oldest rock formations in North America • Old eroded mountains (oldest mountain range in North America)

  4. Canadian Shield • Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers • Rolling flatlands with many rivers • Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward

  5. Interior Lowlands • Located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains • Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward • Wrapped around Hudson Bay

  6. Great Plains • Rolling flatlands with many rivers • Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward • Wrapped around Hudson Bay

  7. Rocky Mountains • Rugged mountains stretching from Alaska to Mexico • Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers • Wrapped around Hudson Bay

  8. Basin and Range • West of the Rocky Mountains and east of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades • Rugged mountains that contain fertile valleys • Lowlands located between mountain chains

  9. What is the lowest point in North America? • Death Valley • Great Lakes • Low Valley

  10. What are the lakes called that provided inland ports in the Midwest? • Gulf of Mexico • Great Lakes • Midwest Lakes

  11. What is the name of the Gulf located in the southern United States? • Gulf of Mexico • Gulf of the United States • Gulf of Panama

  12. What river is called the gateway to the west? • The Ohio River • The Mississippi • The James River

  13. Who explored the Columbia River? • The Spanish • The French • Lewis and Clark

  14. Who explored the Colorado River? • Lewis and Clark • The Spanish • The French

  15. What river forms the border between the US and Mexico? • The James River • The Rio Grande • The Mississippi River