Presentation on theme: "Geographical Features of the United States. Atlantic Coastal Plain The Atlantic Coastal Plain is a lowland in North America that stretches along the Atlantic."— Presentation transcript:
Atlantic Coastal Plain The Atlantic Coastal Plain is a lowland in North America that stretches along the Atlantic coast of the United States from New York to the tip of the Florida Peninsula.
The Great Plains The Great Plains is a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans.
The Continental Divide The Continental Divide is a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico that forms the watershed of North America. Most of it runs along peaks of the Rocky Mountains and is often called the Great Divide in the United States.
Great Basin The Great Basin is an arid region in the western US between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains that includes most of Nevada and parts of the adjacent states (Utah, California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Oregon).
The Great Lakes The Great Lakes are a group of five freshwater lakes of central North America between the United States and Canada, including Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario, and Michigan. French traders first sighted the lakes in the early 17th century. Today the Great Lakes connect Midwestern ports with the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway.
New York City New York City is the largest city in New York State and in the United States. It is located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river. It is a major financial and cultural center.
Boston is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, in the eastern part of the state on Boston Bay, an arm of Massachusetts Bay.
Erie Canal The Erie Canal is an artificial waterway extending about 360 miles across central New York from Albany to Buffalo. Constructed from 1817 to 1825 and enlarged numerous times after 1835. It is now part of the New York State Barge Canal.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It is located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river. It is site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed.