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One of the two major mountain chains in the United States & Canada.
A large, treeless area that continues the ascent to about 4,000 ft.
Rocky, mainly flat area that covers nearly about 2 million sq. miles around the Hudson Bay.
The other major mountain system of the United States & Canada.
Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie & Superior.
A part of a river system that flows across the Northwest Territories to the Arctic Ocean.
What large bodies of water surround the United States and Canada?
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico.
Which major landforms and/or waterways do the United States and Canada share?
Rocky Mountains, St. Lawrence, Great Lakes.
How do the United States and Canada rank in size compared to other countries?
Canada is 2nd and United States is 3rd.
Which mountain range is the oldest?
What are two differences between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains?
Age & Sharpness.
What U.S. states and Canadian provinces/territories does the Great Plains encompass?
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
What are the names of some of the physical features in Death Valley?
Starvation Canyon, Dead Man Pass, Funeral Mountains.
What is the Piedmont?
It's found at the foot of a mountain chain.
What is the continental divide?
The line of highest points in the Rockies that marks the separation between rivers.
What are three common resources in the United States?
petroleum, coal, natural gas
What are three common resources in Canada?
timber, hydro, copper
Why doesn't the United States export as many minerals as Canada?
We use most of what we have.
How long is the Mississippi River? Where does it begin?
2,357 miles. Lake Itasca.
Which country produces more minerals?
What states have the Mississippi River for at least part of their borders?
Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana.
What rivers empty into the Mississippi?
Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas & Red Rivers.
How far inland can ships travel on the Mississippi?
80 miles north of New Orleans.
How many tons of freight are carried annually on the Mississippi?
500 million tons.
ground that is permanently frozen
winds that blow west to east in the middle of the latitudes.
a large subtropical swampland in Florida of about 4,000 square miles
Why is Canada colder than the United States?
It's in the Northern Hemisphere.
Which parts of Canada and the United States have the most similar climate?
In between bodies of water.
What areas in Canada and the U.S. would most likely have permafrost?
Alaska, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon.
What two kinds of climate do not exist in Canada?
What area has a cool, wet rain forest?
Which two states in the United States have tropical climates?
What kinds of extreme weather occur in the Great Plains?
What areas are most at risk for flooding?
By the Mississippi river.
What areas have suffered devastation from hurricanes?
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Coast
person who moves from place to place
Land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska.
St. Lawrence Seaway
Most important deep water ship route
Sections of a waterway with closed gates.
What reasons might people have for settling an area?
Where did the first inhabitants of North America come from?
What were early settlers food sources?
What major physical factor was most important to early settlers?
Living near water.
How has Montreal addressed its cold climate in urban development?
They built underground.
How large an area does metropolitan Los Angeles cover?
4,060 sq. miles.
What are two obstacles early settlers faced in moving across North America?
Huge distances, large bodies of waters.
Which country has the largest railroad system?
Why have Canadians built there highways east to west in the southern part of the country?
To connect their major cities.
Why was it important to build the St. Lawrence Seaway?
It connected to the great lakes.
When was the trans-continental completed in the United States? Canada?
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