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Appalachian Mountains

the main mountain range in the East

Great Lakes

the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world

Mississippi River

North America's longest river


a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river

Rocky Mountains

an enormous mountain range in the West

Continental Divide

an area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers towards opposite ends of a continent


a territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land


a major seaport in the British colonies during the mid 1700's (in Massachusetts)

New York

a major seaport in the British colonies during the mid 1700's


a large farm that grows mainly one crop


the first settlers in the West


having the ability to speak two languages


a string of large cities that have grown together

Washington, D.C

the United States capitol


located in Michigan, and the nation's leading automobile producer


Washington's largest city and home of a major software company


violent attacks that cause fear


the third largest city in the U.S. and one of the busiest shipping ports in the Great Lakes


government in which one person possesses unlimited power


to establish a colony


an official enumeration of the population with details as to age, occupation, etc.


official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management


of the same time; existing or occuring at or dating from the same period of time as something or somebody else

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