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East & South
Atlantic Coastal Plain is located here
South
This region contains the Texas Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi River that have huge oil refineries and petrochemical plants
West
After the US received its independence how did it expand?
Chicago
This is the 3rd largest city in the United States and has the busiest shipping port and airport in the world
West
Rich deposits of coal, oil, gold, silver, copper and minerals are found here
Mt. McKinely
Highest mountain in North America located in the West
Baltimore, Boston, NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC,
The cities that make up the megalopolis in the Northeast
South
Most African Americans live here
Christian
Religion most popular in America
Florida
This area is warm all year
South
This region contains the Research Triangle which is an area of high tech companies and several large universities
Cascades and Sierra Nevada
Two mountain ranges in the West
West
This is the largest region in the U.S.
Northeast
This region is heavily dependent on banks, investment firms and insurance companies
Midwest
This region grows the most corn
Midwest
This area contains the leading automobile producer
Hawaii
This state grows sugarcane and pineapple
South
This region consists of long coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
West
In this region, farmland needs to be irrigated because of itd dry weather
Midwest
This region is one of the most productive farming regions in the world.
South
This region ships out products including gasoline from ports of Houston and New Orleans
Alaska
This state in the west has an economy based on oil, forests and fish
South
This region has heavy travel industry because of its warm weather and beautiful beaches
Interior Plains
This are contains the Great Lakes
Missouri & Ohio Rivers
Huge tributaries of the Mississippi River.
European immigrants
7 out of 10 americans descended from
South
This region recently became more urban and industrial and is one of the country's fasted growing regions.
East & South
This are of the country contains three climate regions
West
This region is the center of the entertainment industry, farming and technology
Northeast
Education is a strong factor to this region's economy.
Megalopolis
String of cities that have grown together
Mississippi River
Drain the Interior Plains
Interior Plains
This area contains lakes, hills and rivers
Northeast
This region is the most densely populated
East & South
Piedmont is located here
Spanish
Most spoken language after English
Northeast climate
This area has snowy winters, warm humid summers
Late 1800s early 1900s
When was immigration the highest in the US
Southwest
Most Hispanic Americans live here
Midwest
This region has important transporation centers including the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway
Military and Economy
These two things make the U.S the world's only superpower
Continental Divide
Area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers. Rivers east of this empty into the Mississippi River. Rivers west of this empty into the Pacific Ocean.
Mississippi River
This is the largest and most important river in the U.S.
California
Most Asian Americans live here
Midwest
This region raises livestock and has large dairy farms
Northeast
This region consists of farmland, steelmaking and fishing
Southern
This area has milder winters and warm humid summers
Interior Plains
The Misssissippi River is located here
Canada, Mexico, China, Japan & Europe
Major trading partners of the US
West
Climate in this area is mostly dry.
West
This region's economy include major computer software companies
South
This region contains rich soils and grows crops cotton, tobacco, and citrus fruit
Interior Plains
This area stretches across the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains
United Nations
US is a member of this which is located in NY and contains 190 country members
Great Lakes
Largest group of freshwater lakes in the world
Interior Plains
Climate in this area varies greatly. Summers hot & dry and winters long and cold
West
This area contains the Rocky Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
Very old mountain range in the east that is 6700 feet at its highest point
western states
Most Native Amerians live here
California
More than 10% of the population live here
East & South
The Applalachian Mounts are located here
West
Which area contains the Continental Divide?
NAFTA
An agreement made in 1992 to make trade easier between the US, Canada and Mexico
Land and Gold
Why did pioneers go west?
South
This region trades with Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean
West
This region's economic activity include forestry and fishing
Midwest
This region grows corn, wheat and soybeans
Mt. St. Helens
Part of the Cascade Range that erupted in 1980 and destroyed 150 miles.

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