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Major Bodies of Water SOL I.2c. Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Columbia, Colorado, Rio Grande Lakes: Great lakes Gulf:

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1 Major Bodies of Water SOL I.2c

2 Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Columbia, Colorado, Rio Grande Lakes: Great lakes Gulf: Gulf of Mexico Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific Rivers: Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Columbia, Colorado, Rio Grande Lakes: Great lakes Gulf: Gulf of Mexico

3 Trade, Transportation, and Settlement The location of the United States, with its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, has provided access to other areas of the world.

4 The Atlantic ocean served as the highway for explorers, early settlers, and later immigrants.

5 The Ohio River was the gateway to the west

6 Inland port cities grew in the Midwest along the Great Lakes.

7 The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers were the transportation arteries for farm and industrial products. They were links to ports and other parts of the world.

8 The Columbia River was explored by Lewis and Clark.

9 The Colorado River was explored by the Spanish.

10 The Rio Grande forms the border with Mexico.

11 The Pacific Ocean was an early exploration route.

12 The Gulf of Mexico provided the French and Spanish with exploration routes to Mexico and other parts of America


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