Geography: Ch 5

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Geography: Ch 5
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First semester Geography words
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  1. main mountain range in the East; rise above the Piedmont
    APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
  2. these make up the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world; also an important waterway for trade between the United States and Canada
    THE GREAT LAKES
  3. America's largest and most important river; tributaries in the interior plains flow into this river
    MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  4. a smaller stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
    TRIBUTARY
  5. located in the region called the West, several of the country's most rugged mountain ranges make up these mountains; many jagged peaks rise above 14,000 feet
    ROCKY MOUNTAINS
  6. an area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers towards opposite ends of a continent
    CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
  7. a territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land
    COLONY
  8. two cities established in the mid-1700's along the Atlantic coast; these became major seaports
    BOSTON and NEW YORK
  9. a large farm that grows mainly one crop
    PLANTATION
  10. the first settlers that traveled west
    PIONEERS
  11. a term used to describe people who speak two languages
    BILINGUAL
  12. a string of large cities that have grown together
    MEGALOPOLIS
  13. the capitol of the United States; part of the megalopolis of the Northeast that includes New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
  14. the U.S.'s leading automobile producing city
    DETROIT
  15. one of the busiest shipping ports on the Great Lakes
    CHICAGO
  16. home to many important industries, including a major computer software company; the largest city in the state of Washington
    SEATTLE
  17. the threat or use of violence against civilians to intimidate or cause fear for political or social reasons
    TERRORISM

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