11 Answers B D C A ___ Coastal Plain A. Rugged mountains along the Pacific Coast that stretch from California to Canada. Contains fertile valleys___ Rocky MountainsB. Located along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Broad lowland providing many excellent harbors___ Basin & RidgeC. Located west of Rocky Mountains and east of the Sierra Nevadas and the Cascades. Area of varying elevations containing isolated mountain ranges and Death Valley, the lowest point in North America ___ Coastal RangeD. Located west of the Great Plains and east of the Basin and Range. Rugged mountains stretching from Alaska almost to Mexico; high elevations. Contains the Continental Divide, which determines the directional flow of riversBDCA
12 Answers G H E F ___ Great Plains E. Wrapped around Hudson Bay in a horseshoe shape. Hills worn by erosion and hundreds of lakes carved by glaciers. Holds some of the oldest rock formations in North America___ Appalachian MountainsF. Located west of the Appalachian Mountains and east of the Great Plains. Rolling flatlands with many rivers, broad river valleys, and grassy hills___ Canadian ShieldG. Located west of Interior Lowlands and east of the Rocky Mountains. Flat land that gradually increases in elevation westward; grasslands___ Interior LowlandsH. Located west of Coastal Plain extending from eastern Canada to western Alabama; includes the Piedmont. Old, eroded mountains (oldest mountain range in North America) GHEF
13 InnovationsSeveral innovations have helped to change our country for the betterEisenhower Interstate SystemHoover DamErie Canal
14 System of Interstate and Defense Highways (Eisenhower Interstate System) Developed by Dwight D. Eisenhower administration in 1956Was first envisioned as a way to transport military equipment and evacuate citiesLater became important for national travel
15 Interstate Facts Most traveled Highest elevation Longest I-405 in L.A. with 390,000 vehicles/dayHighest elevationI-70 at Continental Divide in Colorado (11,158 ft)LongestI-90 is 3,024 miles from Seattle to BostonMost states servedI-95 serves 15 states from Maine to FloridaMost interstates in a stateNew York has 29 different interstates
18 Instructions Find a partner Come to the front to get your packet Answer on YOUR OWN PAPER!!! (not complete sentences)You only need to turn in 1 paper per group
19 Instructions Find a partner Come to the front to get your packet Answer on YOUR OWN PAPER!!! (not complete sentences)Each person should do 1 packet(either Hoover Dam or Erie Canal).When finished, discuss with your partner and each person will write a paragraph explaining which is a more beneficial example of human-environmental interaction to the development of the U.S.Then staple your papers together before you leave to turn in
20 Columbian ExchangeExchange of goods, crops, cultures, and diseases between the eastern and western hemisphere during the 17th century
22 American TemptationThe U.S. has long been a beacon for others to followU.S. Constitution has been replicated many timesIts abundance of resources and economic potential has lured immigrants for centuries
23 Immigration boomsSeveral large influxes of immigrants have occurred throughout our historyLarge Asian immigration during early and mid 19th centuryMany lured by gold rush and railroad constructionLarge European immigration during late 19th centuryCoincided with industrial revolutionLarge Hispanic immigration during late 20th centuryCivil wars and economic troubles pushed many out
24 Points of entryEllis Island (New York)Angel Island (San Francisco)
28 Roaring 20’s letterUsing 5-10 examples of twenties slang, write a letter to your parents who live in the rural areas of Kansas. Tell them how different life is and how your life has changed. Underline or highlight the examples of 20’s slang. This should be at least ½ page.
29 UrbanizationDue to the large increase in population, America became an urbanized society during the early 20th centuryToday, urban sprawl is a growing problem
30 Urbanization Journal Entry With the growing urban areas in the U.S., what are some good and bad consequences of becoming a more urbanized country? Explain in a paragraph.
31 Population distribution Most Americans (80%) live in urban or suburban areasRapid growth has led to urban sprawl in many placesAtlanta, GA#40 – 420,003Albuquerque, NM#32 – 545,852
32 Sun BeltSouthern United States has seen a rapid increase over the past 50 years.Why???196020101.New York2.ChicagoLos Angeles3.4.PhiladelphiaHouston5.Detroit6.BaltimorePhoenix7.San Antonio8.ClevelandSan Diego9.Washington, D.C.Dallas10.St. LouisSan JoseSt. LouisDallasWashington, D.C.Los AngelesSan AntonioNew YorkBaltimoreClevelandSan JoseHoustonPhiladelphiaPhoenixSan DiegoChicagoDetroit
33 Problems in U.S. Terrorism Poverty Foreign and domestic 15.1% living in poverty (2010)Single individual - $11,344Single Parent w/ 1 child - $15,030Two adults w/ 1 child - $17,552
34 “Melting Pot” vs. “Mosaic” For many years, U.S. was referred to as a “melting pot”Many different ingredients mixed into a large potRecently, the term “mosaic” has begun to be usedMany different “tiles” assembled together to form one whole picture
35 U.S. mosaicCreate a list of 10 pictures you would put into your U.S. mosaic.In other words, what 10 individual things could you assemble to help create the U.S. as a whole?Write an explanation for each.
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