Geography chapter 8 study guide
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HOW MANY OF THE ORIGINAL THIRTEEN COLONIES WERE IN THE NORTHEAST.
WHAT STATE IS THE LARGEST OF THE New England STATES IN AREA?
New York and New Hampshire
VERMONT WAS ONCE DIVIDED BETWEEN WHAT TWO STATES?
The moist air from the Gulf Stream gives much of NJ a humid subtropical climate and its soil is very fertile.
WHY IS NEW JERSEY CALLED THE GARDEN STATE?
the mountainous western most counties of Virginia did not want to secede. Congress agreed to admit the petitioning counties as the state of West Virginia in 1863
HOW WAS WEST VIRGINIA CREATED?
WHAT CAVE IN KENTUCKY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ONES IN THE WORLD?
It refers to "the three great states" which is Tennessee's 3 distinct geographic regions: mountainous east TN, the Cumberland plateau of middle TN, and flat west TN
WHAT DO THE THREE STARS OF THE TENNESSEE FLAG REPRESENT?
WHERE DOES THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF BLACK PEOPLE LIVE?
Georgia- peach state
WHAT STATE IS NICKNAMED THE PEACH STATE AND WHICH ONE ACTUALLY PRODUCES THE MOST PEACHES?
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE OF TEXAS ON THE EASTERN AND WESTERN SIDES OF THE STATE?
THE GATEWAY ARCH IS LOCATED IN WHAT STATE?
IS THE GREAT SALT LAKE LESS SALTY THAN THE DEAD SEA?
WHAT PERCENTAGE DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWN OF NEVADA?
Vast and remote; more than twice the size of Texas, which is the next largest state. The __________ Mountain range continues into the Pacific Ocean, where it becomes the chain of the Aleutian Islands
Home to the ozark mountains
The home of Yale university and the submarine building port of Groton
Twenty four hundred mikes west of the American mainland; is the 50th state
Its top crop is potatoes
It's capital is Frankfort ; known as the bluegrass state
Swamp areas in the region known as bayous and are home to nearly half a million people known as cajuns
North of Ohio and Indiana is _______________, the largest midwestern state and the only state with shoreline on 4 of the 5 Great Lakes
Nearly 60% of the states' population lives in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, which are divided by the MS river
Called the "gateway to the west" because it was the jumping off point for many settlers who were heading west
The only state that has a unicameral (one house) legislature; all other states have a bicameral. (2 houses) legislature
The driest of all the states; has Hoover dam; very little agriculture
Figured prominently in the nations early history and boasts landmarks such as Independence hall and Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the largest city in the state
Puget sound is an arm off the Pacific Ocean; its deep waters give the state its best natural harbor. Seattle, the largest port north of San Francisco, is on the puget sound. The cascade mountain range is also located in ______________. Mount rainier is the heart of the cascade mountains
HOME OF YALE UNIVERSITY
HOME OF INDEPENDENCE HALL
THE BLUEGRASS STATE
HOME OF THE OZARK MOUNTAINS
LAND OF CAJUNS AND CREOLES
STATE WITH SHORLELINES ON FOUR OF THE FIVE GREAT LAKES
THE GATEWAY TO THE WEST
HAS A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE
TOP CROP IS POTATOES
HOME OF HOOVER DAM AND LAKE MEADE ON THE COLORADO RIVER
HOME OF PUGET SOUND AND MOUNT RAINIER
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE OF TEXAS
TWENTY FOUR HUNDRED MILES FROM THE MAINLAND OF THE U.S.
The Mayflower Compact
AGREEMENT THAT WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE FIRST NEW ENGLAND COLONY?
Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia
WHAT THREE STATES MAKE UP THE DEL-MAR-VA PENINSULA?
WHAT IS THE SMALLEST STATE IN THE U.S. BY AREA?
District of Columbia
WHAT DOES THE ABBREVIATION IN WASHINGTON D.C. STAND FOR?
She an doah Valley
WHATS THE NAME OF THE VALLEY THAT RUNS THROUGH THE HEART OF VIRGINIA BETWEEN THE PIEDMONT AND THE APP. MTS?
WHICH SOUTHERN RIVER FLOWS FROM KNOXVILLE INTO NORTHERN ALABAMA AND THEN NORTH THROUGH KENTUCKY TO EMPTY IN THE OHIO RIVER?
Minneapolis and St. Paul
WHAT TWO CITIES ARE THE TWIN CITIES?
The South Dakota badlands
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE REMOTE, RUGGED AREA OF SPIRES, ROCK PINNACLES, BUTTES, AND RIDGES THAT BECAME A HIDEOUT FOR OUTLAWAS AND RENEGADE INDIANS?
WHAT MONUMENT FEATURES THE LIKENESSES OF FOUR FAMOUS U.S. PRESIDENTS?
THE MOST FAMOUS GEYSER IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK?
A CHAIN OF ISLANDS STRETCHING FROM THE MAINLAND OF ALASKA INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN?
Appalachian mountain range
WHAT MOUNTAIN RANGE LAYS IN THE NEW ENGLAND UPLANDS?
WHICH COLONY WAS FOUNDED BY ROGER WILLIAMS?
WHAT DO YOU CALL A SPRAWLING URBAN AREA MADE UP OF MANY DIFFERENT CITIES?
WHAT IS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF NEW YORK WHERE THIN LAKES EXTEND FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH?
WHICH PENNSYLVANIA CITY IS HOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHOCOLATE FACTORY?
WHICH PENNSYLVANIA CITY BECAME FAMOUS BECAUSE OF ITS STEEL MILLS?
WHAT IS THE LINE OF BARRIER ISLANDS ALONG THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA CALLED?
THE AREAS OF SWAMPS AND SLOW MOVING, MEANDERING STREAMS AND RIVERS IN LOUISIANA ARE CALLED?
AREAS OF ROLLING PLAINS AND HIGH GRASSES THAT SPREAD ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE MIDWEST ARE?
CITY NICKNAMED THE MOTOR CITY?
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF WHICH RELIGIOUS GROUP?
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