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Chapter 7 Study Guide (W Geo)
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True freedom and liberty are gifts from
The U.S-Canada border is the longest ________ border in the world
Which of the Great Lakes is entirely within the borders of the US?
An average _________ people a day cross the US-Canada border
________ is the leading trade partner with the US
What event forced a tightening of the border between the US and Canada
9/11 terrorists attacks
What river forms a large part of the southern border of the US?
The ______ region is characterized by flat grasslands and a dry climate
What region consists of sandy plains that stretch inland from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico shores
This is an area of many rivers at the eastern base of the Appalachian Mountains
What does the term piedmont mean?
The ______ extends inland up the Mississippi River Valley into the Midwest
Gulf Coastal Plain
_________ extends from eastern Canada into Northern Alabama
__________ are rolling hills that stretch about a thousand miles across America's heartland
This region was called the "Great American Desert" by early pioneers
What word is used for the line of many waterfalls where the rivers drop from the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain
What term describes the area where waters flowing down the eastern side of the mountains flow into the Atlantic Ocean and those flowing down the western side flow into the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, or the Gulf of Mexico?
Eastern Continental Divide
Mount _____________ is the tallest mountain in the Rocky Mountains.
The mountain range presented the greatest obstacle to westward expansion.
A lowland area that includes many canyons and unusual rock formations in much of Nevada and Utah is what region?
This region includes the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, and the Coastal Ranges.
Pacific Mountain Ranges
What volcano erupted in 1980 and was the largest volcanic eruption in US history
Mount St. Helens
What state is the largest in area among the lower 48 states?
The prevailing winds in North America blow from ______________________ across the center of the continent.Required to answer. Single line text.
west to east
The rainshadow effect influences the region _________ of the Rockies because the area only receives 10-20 inches of precipitation each year.Required to answer. Single line text.
What current flows across the northwest coast of North America, bringing plentiful rains?Required to answer. Single line text.
The highest point in North America is located at what mountain?
Terrible storms that move into the Northeast from the North Atlantic Ocean
To what kind of natural disaster are the Atlantic and Gulf coasts particularly susceptible?
The study of characteristics of people in a particular place is __________________
About 80% of Americans live in ______________ areas
The southern third of the US, from California to the Carolinas is known as what?
What kind of Government does the US have?
What phrase describes the type of economy that the US has?
What constitutional provision for the American government does the 10th amendment include?
seperartion of powers
The state deriving the largest income from agricultural products is ______________
What person was responsible for breaking baseball's color barrier?
Great Smoky Mountain National park is located in _________________________
State the core values of American culture and discuss how they relate to American Culture.
Freedom, equality, individualism, and growth. Without them we wouldn't be America
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