United States Geography How River Systems and Land Forms affect our lives.

  • Published on

  • View

  • Download


<ul><li><p>United States GeographyHow River Systems and Land Forms affect our lives</p></li><li><p>Water Features of the USMississippi River (discovered by the French) Used as major highway north and south. Named for the Native American tribe, the Mississippis. </p><p>Missouri River (Major east and west water way to the Great Northwesttraveled by Lewis and Clark).</p><p>Ohio River ( creates a fertile valley that both the French and English wanted led to the French and Indian War between these two European countries.Hudson River ( Hudson River Valley important to early colonist for looking for a way to the west). </p><p>Erie Canal (man made water system connecting the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley to the New York and the Atlantic Ocean).</p><p>Gulf of Mexico ( Highway for Spanish and French exploration and transporting of gold to Spain from Mexico).</p><p>Atlantic Ocean ( brought many colonists from England, traders from France, and soldiers for fortune from Spain). Also brought new religious cultures, and devastating diseases to the Native Americans. </p><p>Pacific Ocean ( goal of many American following the American Revolution). Wanted to expand the United States westward.Manifest Destiny.</p></li><li><p>Mississippi River</p></li><li><p>Mississippi RiverMost important river system in the United StatesFlows from Minnesota to Gulf of Mexico New OrleansMajor water route for shipping and trade to interior of USMakes trade easier, faster, and cheaper </p></li><li><p>Take out your US MapYou will now begin mapping in the water sourcesUse your map ruleslabel in print, write in a straight line from L to R, use black ink or pencil only.Use colors (map pencil only)Take your time to be accurate</p></li><li><p>Map in the Mississippi1</p></li><li><p>Missouri RiverMississippi RiverMissouri River</p></li><li><p>Missouri and Mississippi Rivers</p></li><li><p>Missouri RiverCalled the Big MuddyHeavy load of silt in the water Parts of the Gulf of Mexico are muddy because the Missouri flows into the MississippiProvides faster, cheaper ways to trade and move goods and people</p></li><li><p>Map in the Missouri12</p></li><li><p>Ohio River</p></li><li><p>Ohio RiverPermanent and obvious boundary between states reducing land conflict in the area. Ohio River Valley desirable as an ideal place to fish, farm, and tradeSource of conflict due to desirable land</p></li><li><p>Map in the Ohio213</p></li><li><p>http://www.epa.gov/msbasin/Mississippi River</p></li><li><p>Hudson River</p></li><li><p>Hudson River</p></li><li><p>Hudson RiverLinks New York to the Great Lakes Now runs through the largest city in the US!). Provided a natural water route for the timber and beaver (fur)rich areas of the Northeast. Used by natives, early Dutch, and English explorers and settlers Today: it is used as a MAJOR inexpensive trade and transportation route</p></li><li><p>Map in the Hudson4321</p></li><li><p>Erie CanalMan made waterway, AKA Clintons Big Ditch connected the important trade center of New York City, with the developing farmlands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Allowed farmers to ship their goods, via the Great Lakes, to eastern markets quickly and cheaply. Created westward expansion by allowing settlers to move through the once impenetrable Appalachian Mountains.</p></li><li><p>Map in the Erie Canal53214</p></li><li><p>Gulf of Mexico</p></li><li><p>Gulf of MexicoBorders the southeast coast of the United States Large OIL deposits. Settlement in this area because of the natural harbors allowing easy trade and transportation</p></li><li><p>Map in the Gulf of MexicoGulf of Mexico4321Color in the area of the Gulf of Mexico and Label it56</p></li><li><p>Atlantic OceanAfricaEuropeSouth AmericaNorth America</p></li><li><p>Atlantic ocean</p></li><li><p>Atlantic OceanSecond largest ocean in the world and islocated east of the United States. It runs from the cold, rocky coasts of New England (Maine to New Jersey)to the warm, sandy beaches of Georgia and Florida</p></li><li><p>Map in the Atlantic OceanAtlanticOcean64321Color in the area of the Atlantic Ocean and label it57</p></li><li><p>Pacific Ocean</p></li><li><p>Pacific Ocean</p></li><li><p>Pacific OceanLargest ocean in the world Borders the west coast of the United States from California to Washington and Oregon states. The Pacific coastline is mostly rocky with high, rough seas</p></li><li><p>Pacific Ocean764321Color in the area of the Pacific Ocean and label it588</p></li><li><p>Land Features of the USThe Great Plains- Provides fertile lands for crops and livestock. Appalachian Mountains play an important role in early development of the English Colonies, prevents movement westward. Rocky Mountains- a natural barrier for settlers heading west to overcome.</p></li><li><p>Great PlainsThe Great Plains- Provides fertile lands for crops and livestock. </p></li><li><p>The Great Plains</p></li><li><p>Map in the Great Plains9Take your time to draw in the area correctly look at where the borders are and label it</p></li><li><p>Great PlainsOnce covered by a huge inland seaRemains of fish and animals of that sea created a very rich sediment layer at the lake floor. Soil was uncovered as the water drained, it became a very rich source for agriculture</p></li><li><p>Appalachian MountainsLargest mountains on the east coast of the United States. High enough to collect snow in the winter,\ snow melt becomes fresh water in the spring and forms into springs and riverswhich run down the mountain sides providing drinking water and water for agriculture irrigation Impenetrable natural border for early settlers </p></li><li><p>Map in the Appalachians910</p></li><li><p>Rocky MountainsTallest and and longest mountain range in the United States. Stretch from Texas to Canada. Europeans explorers unable to cross Rockies Much of the mountain range is too cold for permanent settlement</p></li><li><p>Map in the Rocky Mountains91011</p></li></ul>


View more >