social studies chapter 12
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What is the San Andreas fault?
A famous fault in California where earthquakes could happen.
What is a saguaro?
1. The largest type of cactus in the US.
2. Most live in the Sonoran Desert.
What is rangeland?
A very large area where cattle feed on grass.
Where is the place many movies are made?
The Rocky Mountains were formed when ___________________________.
plates of the Earth crashed into each other and bunched up.
What is one of the wettest places in the world?
Mt. Waialeale, in Hawaii.
What is a fault?
Cracks in the Earth where plates meet and move.
What is CAP (Central Arizona Project)?
A network of pipes, canals and pumping stations (about 336 miles long) that bring H2O from the Colorado River to farms and cities of the West.
Cactuses grow best in hot, dry climates like in ____________.
Why did the forty-niners first come out west?
They were looking for gold so they could become rich.
These grow on the coast of Oregon and in northern California. They are the tallest trees in the WORLD!
Native American tribes of the North (Alaska).
The largest rural industry of the West.
Native American tribe of the Southwest.
1. Mt. Mckinley
2. Death Valley
1. Highest point in the US.
2. Lowest point in the US.
Homes made from stone and adobe and built on top of one another.
A farm on which people raise sheep, cattle and horses.
They came to spread Christianity and they built "missions".
They came to the west to get rich - to mine gold or build the railroad. In their contry - they didn't have jobs and they had just lost a war.
Explain a "rain shadow"
It greatly effects the weather on mountains. Air, heavy with moisture, drops its H2O on the WEST side of the mountains. On the EAST side of the mountains it is usually drier.
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