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Title: The Geography


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The Geography of the United States
By Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS
Chappaqua, NY
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US Geography Basics
  • Third largest country in the world.
  • Half the size of Russia.
  • One third the size of Africa.
  • Half the size of South America.
  • 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe.

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Regions Time Zones of the U. S.
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2000 Presidential Election Results
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Topography
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Topography of the US
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The Contour of the US
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Topography of the Northeast
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New York, New York!
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New Yorks Canals
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Erie Canal
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Boston The Hotbed of Revolution
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Philadelphia The Birth of Liberty
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A New England Fall
The back roadsof Vermont
Kancamagus Highway, Maine
Covered Bridge over the Connecticut River
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North-South Divide The Mason-Dixon Line
Charles Mason Jeremiah Dixon 1763-1767
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Topography of the Southeast
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Charleston, SC The Souths First Port
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New Orleans, LA The Big Easy
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Topography of the Midwest
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Chicago Skyline The Second City
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The Great Plains
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Topography of the West
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Los Angeles The City of Angels?
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Hollywood City of Lost Dreams
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Bodies of Water
Great Salt Lake
Chesapeake Bay
LakeOkeechobee
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Rivers
St. Lawrence R.
Columbia R.
Hudson R.
Missouri R.
Potomac R.
Mississippi R.
Ohio R.
Colorado R.
Arkansas R.
Rio Grande R.
Yukon R.
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The Mississippi Americas Great River Road
  • The Big Muddy.
  • 2,350 miles.
  • Draining all or part of 31 states 2
    Canadian provinces.
  • Covers 40 of the U. S.

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Mississippi Riverboat
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Great Mississippi Flood, 1993
St. Louis, MO before the flood
St. Louis, MO during the flood
St. Louis, MO after the flood
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Great Salt Lake
  • 2000 square miles.
  • 10 28 deep.
  • 6 times saltier than the oceans.

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Lake Okeechobee, FL
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The Gulf of Mexico
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Mountains Plateaus
Adirondack Mts.
Cascade Mts.
Rocky Mts.
Appalachian Mts.
Sierra Nevada Mts.
Mt. Whitney
Pikes Peak
Mt. McKinley
Alaskan Range
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The Contour of the US
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The Continental Divide

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Grand Canyon
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Plains
GreatBasin
Central Plains
Atlantic Coastal Plains
Gulf Coastal Plains
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The Great Plains
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Plateaus
Cumberland Plateau
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Cumberland Plateau Gap
  • AL, KY, TN, VA, WV
  • 24,640 sq. mi.
  • Natural passage Gap through the
    Cumberland Mts.

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Deserts
Death Valley
Mohave Desert
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Mohave Desert 3,000
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Death Valley, CA
  • 3.3 million acres.
  • 95 wilderness.

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Completed Map
St. Lawrence R.
Columbia R.
Adirondack Mts.
Cascade Mts.
Hudson R.
Missouri R.
Rocky Mts.
Great Basin
Potomac R.
Cumberland Plateau
Great Salt Lake
Mississippi R.
Chesapeake Bay
Central Plains
Appalachian Mts.
Sierra Nevada Mts.
Mt. Whitney
Ohio R.
Colorado R.
Pikes Peak
Death Valley
Atlantic Coastal Plains
Arkansas R.
Mohave Desert
Gulf Coastal Plains
LakeOkeechobee
Rio Grande R.
Yukon R.
Mt. McKinley
Alaskan Range
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Climate
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Vegetation
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The American Landscape
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US Wetlands
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Demographics
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U. S. Population as of August 22, 2003
291,860,161
  • One birth every 8 seconds.
  • One death every 13 seconds.
  • One international migrant (net) every 22
    seconds.
  • Net gain of one person every 10 seconds.

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Racial Changes Caucasians (1990-2000)
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Racial Changes African-Americans (1990-2000)
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Racial Changes Asians (1990-2000)
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Racial Changes Native-Americans (1990-2000)
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Linguistic Map
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Geographic Problems
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Seismography Data 1977-1997
Earthquakes!
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Tornadoes Per Year 1950-1997
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Hurricane Camille The Storm of the Century
  • August 17, 1969
  • Category 5
  • Killed 412 people

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Andrew The Most Expensive Hurricane
  • August 24, 1992
  • Category 5
  • Killed 65 people
  • Cost 30,000,000,000

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The Geographic Diversity of America!
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National Parks
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US National Parks (1)
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Mt. Rushmore National Park, SD
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US National Parks (2)
Everglades National Park, FL
Yellowstone National Park, MT
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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US National Parks (3)
Yosemite National Park, CA
Acadia National Park, ME
Natural Bridges National Park, UT
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