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  1. The Geography of the United States

  2. US Geography Basics • Third largest country in the world. • Half the size of Russia. • One third the size of Africa. • Half the size of South America. • 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe.

  3. Regions & Time Zones of the U. S.

  4. 2000 Presidential Election Results

  5. Topography

  6. Topography of the US

  7. The Contour of the US

  8. Topography of the Northeast

  9. New York, New York!

  10. New York’s Canals

  11. Erie Canal

  12. Boston: The Hotbed of Revolution

  13. Philadelphia: The Birth of Liberty

  14. A New England Fall The back roadsof Vermont Kancamagus Highway, Maine Covered Bridge over the Connecticut River

  15. North-South Divide: The Mason-Dixon Line Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon: 1763-1767

  16. Topography of the Southeast

  17. Charleston, SC: The South’s First Port

  18. New Orleans, LA: The Big Easy

  19. Topography of the Midwest

  20. Chicago Skyline: The “Second” City

  21. The Great Plains

  22. Topography of the West

  23. Los Angeles: The City of Angels?

  24. Hollywood: City of Lost Dreams

  25. Bodies of Water Great Salt Lake Chesapeake Bay LakeOkeechobee

  26. Rivers St. Lawrence R. Columbia R. Hudson R. Missouri R. Potomac R. Mississippi R. Ohio R. Colorado R. Arkansas R. Rio Grande R. Yukon R.

  27. The Mississippi: America’s Great River Road • The “Big Muddy”. • 2,350 miles. • Draining all or part of 31 states & 2 Canadian provinces. • Covers 40% of the U. S.

  28. Mississippi Riverboat

  29. Great Mississippi Flood, 1993 St. Louis, MO before the flood St. Louis, MO during the flood St. Louis, MO after the flood

  30. Great Salt Lake • 2000 square miles. • 10’ – 28’ deep. • 6 times saltier than the oceans.

  31. Lake Okeechobee, FL

  32. The Gulf of Mexico

  33. Mountains & Plateaus Adirondack Mts. Cascade Mts. Rocky Mts. Appalachian Mts. Sierra Nevada Mts. ^ Mt. Whitney ^ Pike’s Peak ^ Mt. McKinley Alaskan Range

  34. The Contour of the US

  35. The Continental Divide

  36. Grand Canyon

  37. Plains GreatBasin Central Plains Atlantic Coastal Plains Gulf Coastal Plains

  38. The Great Plains

  39. Plateaus Cumberland Plateau

  40. Cumberland Plateau & ‘Gap’ • AL, KY, TN, VA, WV • 24,640 sq. mi. • Natural passage [Gap] through the Cumberland Mts.

  41. Deserts Death Valley Mohave Desert

  42. Mohave Desert – 3,000’

  43. Death Valley, CA • 3.3 million acres. • 95% wilderness.

  44. Completed Map St. Lawrence R. Columbia R. Adirondack Mts. Cascade Mts. Hudson R. Missouri R. Rocky Mts. Great Basin Potomac R. Cumberland Plateau Great Salt Lake Mississippi R. Chesapeake Bay Central Plains Appalachian Mts. Sierra Nevada Mts. ^ Mt. Whitney Ohio R. Colorado R. ^ Pike’s Peak Death Valley Atlantic Coastal Plains Arkansas R. Mohave Desert Gulf Coastal Plains LakeOkeechobee Rio Grande R. Yukon R. ^ Mt. McKinley Alaskan Range

  45. Climate