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The rocky, Appalacian, and Pacific coastal ranges are_

mountains

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the_extend about 3000 miles from Alaska to New Mexico

Rocky Mountains

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the_is the line of highest points in the Rockies that marks the separation of rivers flowing_and_

Continental divide, eastward and westward

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the_mountains are younger and taller than the appalachian Mountains

Rocky Mountains

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the_mountains extend about 1600 miles North to south from_in Canada to Alabama

appalachian Mountains, Newfoundland

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Pacific Coast ranges – a series of small mountain ranges stretch from Southern_to_

California to Washington

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what mountain ranges are low in elevation and right on the coast that make the coastline rugged and Steep?

Pacific coastal ranges

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The Pacific coastal ranges are on the_and has many active and dormant volcanoes

ring of fire

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_Are very common in the Pacific coastal ranges

earthquakes

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the_is a rocky mainly flat area around Hudson Bay

Canadian Shield

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interior low lands – an area that spreads from the appellation Mountains to the Mississippi River. This area is_. Most of it used to be covered by Mixed coniverous and deciduous forest

mostly flat with the Rolling hills

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Arctic and golf coastal Plains – these are flat areas that stretch along the_in the south and the Arctic Ocean in the north. The Arctic coastal plain is_

gulf of Mexico, tundra

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_– This area is mostly in Nevada and it consists of Rocky outcroppings of rock in large depressions

basin and range

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Great Plains – a largely_area that extends from Canada down to New Mexico. The soil is very fertile and good for farming but the climate can be harsh with cold winters and hot summers. This area also get many_

treeless flat area, tornadoes

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Grand Canyon – was formed by_. The canyon is 277 miles long and ranges and with from 4 to 18 miles. Most of the Canyon is in Grand Canyon national Park and Arizona

water erosion from the Colorado River

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_– A group of 19 islands and islets in the Pacific ocean that formed over a hot spot in the Earth's crust. The largest Island Hawaii has an active volcano

Hawaiian Archipelago

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_– A chain of over 300 small volcanic islands that extend from Alaska to Russia

Aleutian Islands

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_– Is the second largest river in the United States with the length of 2340 miles. The river is an important transportation route from the grain producing states of middle America to the gulf of Mexico

Mississippi River

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The St. Lawrence River connects the_to the_. The river has a system of_that allow large ships transport loads of minerals and goods. Part of the river serves as the border between Canada and the United States

Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean

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The Colorado River flows from Colorado to the gulf of California. The river formed the Grand Canyon by erosion and it is an important source of freshwater in on Arid region. The_on the river provides electricity for Los Angeles

Hoover dam

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The Columbia River is the fourth largest river in the US and the largest river in the_. The river has many dams that are used to create hydroelectric power. The dams have impacted the local salmon industry

Pacific Northwest

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Canada and the United States or in the middle and_latitudes. What are two of the four most common climates?

high. humid subtropical and continental, semi arid and arid, Marine West Coast and Mediterranean, or tundra and ice cap

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where is the semi arid climate in the US?

Great Plains and into the Southwest

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where is the arid climate in the US?

Southwest

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where is the Marine West Coast climate in the US?

Coast of Oregon and Washington

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where is the Mediterranean climate in the US?

Coast of Southern California

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where is the tundra climate in the US?

Northern Canada and Alaska

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where is the tropical wet climate in the US?

Hawaii

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true or false: The United States Northwest region is the financial center

false

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true or false: 50% of the population of the United States are immigrants or descendants of immigrants

false