US_Geography

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Unformatted text preview: By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY US Geography Basics US Third largest country in the world. Half the size of Russia. One third the size of Africa. Half the size of South America. 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe. Regions & Time Zones of the U. S. Regions 2000 Presidential Election Results 2000 Presidential Candidate Popular Vote Electoral Vote George W. Bush 50,459,624 47.87% 271 50.4% Albert Gore Jr. 51,003,238 48.38% 266 49.4% Topography of the US Topography The Contour of the US The Topography of the Northeast the New York, New York! New New York’s Canals New Erie Canal Erie Boston: The Hotbed of Revolution Boston: Philadelphia: The Birth of Liberty Philadelphia: A New England Fall The back roads of Vermont Kancamagus Highway, Maine Covered Bridge over the Connecticut River North-South Divide: The Mason-Dixon Line The Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon: 1763-1767 Topography of the Southeast Topography Charleston, SC: The South’s First Port Charleston, New Orleans, LA: The Big Easy New Topography of the Midwest Topography Chicago Skyline: The “Second” City Chicago The Great Plains The Topography of the West of Los Angeles: The City of Angels? Los Hollywood: City of Lost Dreams Hollywood: Bodies of Water Bodies Great Great Salt Lake Salt Chesapeake Bay Bay Lake Okeechobee St .L aw re nc e R. Rivers Rivers Columbia R. Rio Gra nd e R. R. R R.. Ar k ans as on on ds ds Hu Hu Yukon R. R. ip i si p p i Missis Missis R. R. r rii ou ou ss MR Mii R.. do lora Co Potomac R. Ohio R. The Mississippi: America’s Great River Road The The “Big Muddy”. 2,350 miles. Draining all or part of 31 states & 2 Canadian provinces. Covers 40% of the U. S. Mississippi Riverboat Mississippi Great Mississippi Flood, 1993 Great St. Louis, MO before the flood St. Louis, MO during the flood St. Louis, MO after the flood Great Salt Lake Great 2000 square miles. 10’ – 28’ deep. 6 times saltier than the oceans. Lake Okeechobee, FL Lake The Gulf of Mexico The s.. ts M ts. ts. aM aM vad vad Ne rra rra Sie Sie ^ Mt. Whitney ^ Mt. McKinley Alaskan Range ^ Pike’s Peak Ap pa lac h ia nM ts. y ck ck Ro Ro Ca sc ad e M ts . Ad i ro nd ac kM t s. Mountains & Plateaus Mountains The Contour of the US The The Continental Divide The Grand Canyon Grand s s ain ain l Pl tral ntra Cen Ce Great Basin At la nt ic Pl Co ai ns ast al Plains Plains lains oastal P Gulf C The Great Plains Cu m Pl a b erl te and au Plateaus Plateaus Cumberland Plateau & ‘Gap’ Cumberland AL, KY, TN, VA, WV 24,640 sq. mi. Natural passage [Gap] through the Cumberland Mts. Deserts Deserts Death Death Valley Valley Mohave Mohave Desert Desert Mohave Desert – 3,000’ Mohave Death Valley, CA Death 3.3 million acres. 95% wilderness. Rio Gra nd e R. R R.. Yukon R.Mt. McKinley ^ Alaskan Range ^ Pike’s Peak Ar k ans as on on ds ds Hu Hu ^ Mt. Whitney o R. rad Death Colo Death Valley Valley Mohave Mohave Desert Desert ip i si p p i Missis Missis R. R. s.. ts M . s. Mts aM da vad Nev Ne rra rra Si e Si e Great Great Great Great Basin Salt Lake Basin Salt r rii s s ou ou ain ain ss l Pl MR Mii R.. tral ntra Cen Ce y ck ck Ro Ro Ca sc ad e Columbia R. Cu Ap m pa lac P ber At h ia late lan la nt n M au d ic St ts. Pl Co .L ai ns ast aw al re Ad nc i ro e nd R. ac kM t s. M ts . Completed Map Completed Potomac R. Chesapeake Bay Bay Ohio R. lains oastal P Gulf C R. Lake Okeechobee The American Landscape US Wetlands U. S. Population as of August 22, 2003 August 291,860,161 291,860,161 One birth every 8 seconds. One death every 13 seconds. One international migrant (net) every 22 seconds. Net gain of one person every 10 seconds. Racial Changes: Caucasians (1990-2000) Caucasians Racial Changes: African-Americans (1990-2000) African-Americans Racial Changes: Asians (1990-2000) Asians Racial Changes: Native-Americans (1990-2000) Native-Americans Linguistic Map Linguistic Seismography Data: 1977-1997 Seismography Earthquakes! Tornadoes Per Year: 1950-1997 Tornadoes Hurricane Camille: The Storm of the Century Hurricane August 17, 1969 Category 5 Killed 412 people Andrew: The Most Expensive Hurricane Andrew: August 24, 1992 Category 5 Killed 65 people Cost $30,000,000,000 National Parks National US National Parks (1) US G la c ie r Na tio n a l P a rk, MT Mt. R u s h m o re Na tio n a l P a rk, S D G ra n d T e to n Na tio na l P a rk, WY US National Parks (2) US Eve rg la d e s Na tio n a l P a rk, FL Y e llo ws to ne Na tio na l P a rk, MT G ra nd C a nyo n Na tio na l P a rk, AZ US National Parks (3) US Y o s e m ite Na tio na l P a rk, CA Na tu ra l Brid g e s Na tio n a l P a rk, UT Ac a d ia Na tio na l P a rk, ME ...
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