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Regions of the United States

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on 15 November 2016

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Regions of the United States
Located: Eastern and Southeastern Coast
Features
Plains, Lowlands, Megalopolis
Harbors, and Shipping Ports,
Soil

Atlantic Coastal Plain - Is Not Fertile

Gulf Coastal Plain- IS Fertile
Location:

Between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Interior Plains
Features:
Hills and Mountains that have been eroded away forming fertile soil.

Soil
Yes- it is Fertile from all the erosion
Combined the Great Plains and Interior Lowland are called the
Interior Plains
Location:
Between the Appalachian Mountains and Rocky Mountains
Features:
Grassy Hills
Rolling Flatland
Prairies
Thick Forests
The Great Lakes
St. Lawrence River, and Mississippi River
The Great Plains are extremely fertile!
The Rocky Mountains and Basin/Ridge are also called the Mountain and Plateau Region
Located:
Rocky Mountains Run from Alaska to Mexico on the Western side of the United States.
Features:
Snowy Peaks
Plateaus
Canyons
Deserts
Valleys
Rivers
Soil:
NOT Fertile!
Location:
Western Coast of the United States
Features
Snowy High Peaks of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range
Volcanoes
Cliffs
Bays
Valleys
Soil:
Yes, produce fruits and vegetables in the Valleys
Divided into 2 regions
East Coast: Atlantic Coastal Plains
Southeastern Coast: Gulf Coastal Plains
Nevada means "Snow Covered" in Spanish
Coral Reefs:
Formed by the skeletons of small sea animals. These structures lie just above or submerged just below the surface of the water
Contiguous- Joined together inside a common boundary.


Which two states wouldn't be part of the contiguous United States?
Alaska and Hawaii are not part of the Contiguous United States they are outside the boundary.
Look how large Alaska is!
It goes from Florida to California!
List your states Physical
List your states region or regions
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