Geography 9

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Plains
an extensive area of level and rolling, treeless country, often covered by bison which the people of the plains used for just about everything.
The great lakes
A chain of freshwater lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) located in eastern North America, on the Canada- United States border. They form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth.
Artic
Very cold; the area around the North Pole, polar bears, seals, whales, land is covered in snow
Interior Plains
large lowland area between Rocky Mountains and Appalacian Mountains; rich in sources and fertile soil
Inter Mountain Region
located between the Rockies and the cascades and Sierra Nevada: area with high plateaus with deep canyons, isolated mountain ranges and desert basins
Appalachian Region
From SE U.S. to the end of the Maritime provinces, includes rolling hills, valleys, small mountains, highlands. Has deposits of coal and minerals, rich fishing resources, vast forest and farmland.
Canadian Shield
a huge, rocky region that curves around Hudson Bay like a giant horseshoe. The Shield covers half the land area of Canada
The Western Cordillera
- Runs along the west coast.
- Many mountains, separated by plateaus and valleys.
- Outer mountains are volcanic.
- Inner mountains are fold mountains.
- Maritime Climate.
- Vegetation varies from which side of the mountain.
- The giant sequoia is the largest tree.