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geog_3_05 - North America Physical Geography Human...

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    North America Physical Geography  Human Geography – Peopling of the  Americas (Theories) – European Expansion – Manifest Destiny – Modern Era
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    North America= US and Canada
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    Major Landforms • Glacial Landforms in the  Central lowlands • 2 million yrs • 25000-10000 yrs ago • Covered Canada and into  the Central US • As this large Continental  Ice Sheet moved it  created landforms
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    Through several  means 1- erosive processes  called  plucking  and  abrasion 2- This material,  called  till , was then  deposited  3-Into landforms  called  Moraines
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    Some examples of  erosive glacial  landforms in the US Great Lakes Smaller water bodies  in Minnesota,  Wisconsin, and  Michigan
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  Besides the depositional  features called moraines Clumps of dumped till which  dots the landscape in the  north-central US
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2008 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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