United States Geography

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Appalachian Mountains
the main mountain range in the eastern United States.
Rocky Mountains
the main mountain range in the western United States.
Great Lakes
the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. An important waterway for trade with Canada. Located east of the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River
the longest and most important river in the United States.
Continental Divide
an area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers towards opposite ends of a continent.
Tributary
a smaller stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river.
Colony
a territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land.
New York & Boston
two of the British colonies along the Atlantic coast that became a major seaport.
Plantation
a large farm that grows mainly one crop.
Pioneers
the first settlers that traveled west.
Bilingual
the ability to speak two languages.
Washington, D.C.
the capital of the United States.
Detroit
city that is the leading automobile producer in the United States.
Chicago
one of the busiest shipping ports on the Great Lakes. The third largest city in the U.S.
Seattle
Washington state's largest city
Terrorism
violent acts that cause fear.
Irrigation
a process that uses long sprinkler systems with huge rotating wheels.
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