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geography america 10 regions
the notes of america from 10/14/11
What is another name for the Great Plains and Interior Lowlands?
the Interior Lowlands
Where are the Interior Lowlands?
From the Appalachians to the Rockies
Canada to the north and Texas to the south
What is one nickname for the interior lowlands?
the breadbasket of the world
What significant belts are in the interior lowlands?
Why are the interior lowlands perfect for humus and growth?
they have 4 seasons
a good mix of rain and snow
how much rain fall do you need for good crop growth?
What physical region do they sometimes refer to as only agricultural?
the interior lowlands
What industries do the interior lowlands have?
What is Chicago known for being?
how many hogs do some farms in Chicago have?
What famous farm instrument manufactorer is from the interior lowlands?
where has the iron and steel industry moved to?
Where is there a lot of iron ore?
Where are there huge airport hubs?
the Midwest (interior lowlands)
WHere are the interior highlands?
eastern Oklahoma, Northern Arkansas, Southern Missouri
In the last how many years has the interior highlands had a turn around?
the last 40 years
What contributions have the interior highlands made?
Tourism for 3rd homes
Branson Missouri for entertainment
Who started Wal-mart?
What area in the interior highlands is like Vegas or Nashville for shows?
40 theatres and 80 shows
Where is the Rocky Mountains physical region located?
From Mt. McKinley in Alaska
through British Columbia and way inland
ends in AZ and NM
how far away are the Rockies from the west coast?
1,000 miles inland
where do the Sierra Madres start?
AZ and NM
there are no large cities in the Rockies, but what are some big cities on the edge?
What are the contributions of the Rocky Mountain region?
huge tourist attraction
What were the 2 major ways that we origanally got past the Rockies?
around the Rockies by way of Mexico
around by ocean
where are the Intermontain Basins and Plateaus?
they seperate the Rockies from the west coast
goes up into Canada and gets thinner as it goes
disappears by Alaska
What metal is big in the intermountain region?
how much of Nevada is owned by the government?
What does the government do with the land they own in Nevada?
Where does the government place tons and tons of airplanes?
How did Las Vegas start?
a man crossed over the border of California where he couldn't gamble
Why did people with respiratory problems move to AZ?
because of its dry climate
Why has the humidity raised from 10%-35% in AZ?
because the people who went there with respiratory problems planted a bunch of trees so it would feel more like home
how many miles is it just across Pheonix?
What are the intermontain Basins and Plateaus contributions?
government testing grounds
What city in Nevada is known for silver?
What is the official name for the west coast?
The Pacific Mountains and Valleys
What contributions did the Pacific Mountains and Valleys make?
Why in the Pacific Mountains and Valleys region ideal for the airplane industry?
they have great weather to test the airplanes in
What are two big airplane industries in the Pacific Mountains and Valleys region?
Boing from Washington
Hues from California
how much of California is forest?
What state has one of the biggest army bases?
Where is one of the biggest naval bases in America located?
San Diego, California
What kind of climate does Southern California have?
a Mediterranean Climate
Why is it good that Hollywood is in Southern California?
because of the good weather
how many months out of the year does southern california have good weather?
What is Silicon Valley known for?
What is truck farming?
grow it in California and send it over to places that don't have a warm climate in the winter
Where are the best grapes and wine in America?
What two people groups didn't come from the east to the west coast?
Russians came from Alaska
Spanish came up from Mexico