Waterways- Virginia History
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What is the type of land feature that is part of the Coastal Plain and separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean?
Which river is Alexandria on?
They provided a pathway for exploration, food, and a safe harbor away from enemy ships
Why were rivers important to the early history of Virginia?
Which water feature was surveyed by George Washington?
Coastal Plain Region
Where is the Dismal Swamp located?
What water feature does the Dismal Swamp surround?
What prevents further travel on the fall line?
Jamestown and Richmond
Which two cities are on the James River?
Which city is located near the Rappahannock River?
They all flow into the Chesapeake Bay
What do all four major rivers have in common?
It was a good source of transportation, provided a safe harbor for ships, and was a source of food
Why was the Chesapeake Bay important to early settlers of Virginia?
Which of the four rivers is the furthest south in Virginia?
Which of the four rivers is the furthest north in Virginia?
Which body of water is located east of the Eastern Shore?
Which body of water is located west of the Eastern Shore?
Which river is Yorktown on?
Maryland and Virginia
The potomac river forms a natural border between which two states?
A peninsula is surrounded by water on how many sides?
An island is surrounded by water on how many sides?
What provided settlers with a source of food, pathways for exploration, and settlement into Virginia?
The four major rivers in Virginia are all separated by what?
The Fall Line
Many early Virginia cities developed along what?
Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
What are the two major bodies of water that border Virginia?
Virginia, and other places like Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean
The Atlantic Ocean provided transportation links between what?
Shallow, natural lake surrounded by the Dismal Swamp
Lake Drummond is a....
A variety of wildlife
The Dismal Swamp is known for having...