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4. US/Canada Physical Features

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Chris Kapuscik

on 5 November 2015

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Transcript of 4. US/Canada Physical Features

North America Physical Features
The Mississippi River

The most iconic river in North America
Runs almost the north-south length of the entire United States
Important transportation route
It's source is Lake Itasca in Minnesota
The Steamboat... Whoa, kinda awesome
Appalachian Mountains

Once formed a natural boundary between the 13 colonies and the Indian Territories to the west.
More than 400 million years old
Located in Eastern United State
The Rocky Mountains

Extends about 3,000 miles from Alaska south to New Mexico.
They are relatively young—about 80 million years old
The St. Lawrence Seaway

Connects the Great Lakes in the U.S. to Canada and then to the Atlantic Ocean.
Huge Shipping and Trading Industry ($$$$)
Uses a system of canals and locks to allow ships to travel from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
The Great Plains Region

Treeless flat area that extends from Canada down to Mexico
Soil is very fertile and good for farming
Huge area of commercial farming for the U.S. ($$$)

The Dust Bowl of 1930-1940
The Great Lakes

They are the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes
Huge fishing economy.
Contains 20% of the world's freshwater
Formed from glaciers melting after the Ice Age
The "Mountain Man"
Poor Beavers :(
Great Plains Region
Imagine this dust storm in El Paso
HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior
Wheat Farm in Montana
Natural Gas & Chemical Industry
Aerial View Farms
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