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VY_32_INOVACE_1 5-01. Geography of the USA. US states Bodies of water Mountains , lowlands. American States. a federation of 50 states and 1 District of Columbia the whole North America , from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans 9, 400, 000 sq km

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geography of the usa

VY_32_INOVACE_15-01

Geographyofthe USA

US states

Bodies of water

Mountains, lowlands

american states
AmericanStates
  • a federationof50 statesand 1 Districtof Columbia
  • thewholeNorthAmerica, fromtheAtlantic to thePacificOceans
  • 9, 400, 000 sq km
  • neighbours: Canada, Mexico (the Rio Grande)
  • Alaska, Hawai Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam…
  • 4 time zones
  • divided into 6 regions:
    • New England
    • The Middle Atlantic
    • The South
    • The Midwest
    • The Southwest
    • The Northwest
new england the middle atlant
New England & The Middle Atlant.
  • six states:
    • Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island
  • history:
    • first colonies - John Smith, Plymouth - Pilgrims
  • Boston
    • history
    • culture, education – Harvard, MIT
  • Vermont
    • rural settlements, farms
  • seven states:
    • New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Great Valley
  • The Appalachians
  • history
  • New York, Philadelphia
  • Niagara Falls
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country
    • Amish people
boston
Autor: Nelson48, Název: Boston downtownskyline.jpg

Zdroj:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_downtown_skyline.jpg

Boston
the south
The South
  • eleven states:
    • Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida…+ other states along the Gulf Coast
  • cotton and tobacco plantations - history
  • The Great Smoky National Park
  • Washington D.C. – the capital
  • Atlanta – culture, finance, Coca-Cola
  • New Orleans – French atmosphere, jazz
  • Florida – holidays, Miami, Orlando, commercial centre, Cape Canaveral AFS
the south1
Autor: Astrokey44Nelson48, Název: US map-SouthModern.png

Zdroj:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_map-South_Modern.png

The South
the midwest the northwest
The Midwest & The Northwest
  • thirteen states:
    • Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, …
  • The Black Hills
    • Mt Rushmore
  • The Great Lakes
  • agricultural:
    • corn, wheat, dairy belts
  • Chicago
    • 3rd largest, The Sears Tower
  • Detroit (car industry), Minneapolis - skyways

1. Rocky Mount. States:

    • Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, NewMexico

2.The Pacific Northwest States:

    • Oregon, Washington, Alaska
  • Yellowstone NP, Glacier NP, Yosemite NP (canyons, geyser, falls…)
  • The Colorado Rockies
  • Salt Lake City – Mormons, Denver, Seattle – technology, Boeing
  • Alaska – Klondike Gold Rush, Anchorage, Inuits
mt rushmore
Autor: Sam Boulton,Název: MtRushmore.JPG

Zdroj:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt_Rushmore.JPG

Mt Rushmore

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Autor: Daniela Mayer, Název:Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone.JPG

Zdroj:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Faithful_Geyser_at_Yellowstone.JPG

the southwest hawai
The Southwest & Hawai
  • three states:
    • California, Arizona, Nevada
  • The Sequoia NP
  • The Great Basin
    • The Death Valley
    • caves, lakes, pines
  • The Grand Canyon
    • the Colorado river
  • Spanish, Mexican people, Indians
    • Navajos, Shoshones
  • San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Las

Vegas

  • joinedthe USA in 1959
    • Hawai, Maui, O`ahu, Kaua`i…
  • theonlyisland as a state
  • tropicalclimate
  • abundantbeaches, diverse nature, volcanos (MaunaKea, M. Loa)
  • capital:
    • Honolulu
  • languages:
    • official: English and Hawaiian,
    • other:Tagalog, HawaianCreoleEnglish = pidgin (da kine)
  • whaling, sandalwood, sugarcane, pineapple
  • endemits, NP, surfing, Haw. folklore
bodies of water
Bodies of water
  • Rivers
    • the Mississippi – ‘father of water’ – 3rd longest in the world
      • the Missouri, the Ohio, the Arkansas
    • the St Lawrence River, the Rio Grande
    • the Colorado, the Columbia, the Snake, the Niagara, the Hudson, the Yukon
  • Lakes
    • The Great Lakes
      • Lake Superior, Ontario, Huron, Erie, Michigan
  • Niagara Falls
    • American X Canadian
mountains and lowlands
Mountains and lowlands
  • East:
    • Appalachian Mountains
    • plateaus
    • The Mississippi Lowland
    • The Atlantic Plain
  • West: mountainous
    • mount. rangers: Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, the Cordilleras – the Rocky Mount., the Grand Canyon
  • middle:
    • central plains
  • the highest peak X lowest place
    • Mt McKinley (Alaska) X Death Valley
grand canyon
Autor: Jon Sullivan, Název: Grand Canyon-Mather point.jpg

Zdroj:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_Canyon-Mather_point.jpg

Grand Canyon
thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention.

Autor DUM: Mgr. Darina Sikorová