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1500 mile long mountain range running through the Eastern side of the US and Canada

Appalachian Mountains

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Mississippi River

2339 mile long river west of the Appalachians

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This plateau region of eastern and northern Canada and the Great Lakes area of North America mainly includes rough and rocky surfaces and larger areas of evergreen forests.

Canadian Shield

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Large canyon in northern Arizona. 277 miles long up to 18 miles wide and 6000 feet tall.

Grand Canyon

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Rocky Mountains

3000 mile long mountain range running through the Western Side of the US and Canada.

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1,450 miles, this river begins in the Rocky Mountains of Northern Colorado and ends in the Gulf of California

Colorado River

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The Great Plains

Found east of the Rockies and extend to edge of the Canadian shield and to the western edge of the Appalachians; the land is generally smooth with large treeless areas and shallow river valleys

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A mountain range that runs along the west coast of Mexico and into Central America where they include many rainforest covered volcanos

Sierra Madres Mountain

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An imaginary line that sits atop a continuous ridge of mountain summits in the Rocky Mountains that divide the continent into two drainage areas

Continental Divide

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Appalachian Mountains

1500 mile long mountain range running through the Eastern side of the US and Canada

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Canadian Shield

This plateau region of eastern and northern Canada and the Great Lakes area of North America mainly includes rough and rocky surfaces and larger areas of evergreen forests.

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Sierra Madres Mountain

A mountain range that runs along the west coast of Mexico and into Central America where they include many rainforest covered volcanos

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Found east of the Rockies and extend to edge of the Canadian shield and to the western edge of the Appalachians; the land is generally smooth with large treeless areas and shallow river valleys

The Great Plains

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2339 mile long river west of the Appalachians

Mississippi River

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3000 mile long mountain range running through the Western Side of the US and Canada.

Rocky Mountains

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Continental Divide

An imaginary line that sits atop a continuous ridge of mountain summits in the Rocky Mountains that divide the continent into two drainage areas

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This area of the southern and southeastern US extends to the continental shelf and is generally characterized by level land with assorted mixed forests

Coastal Plains

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Colorado River

1,450 miles, this river begins in the Rocky Mountains of Northern Colorado and ends in the Gulf of California

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Coastal Plains

This area of the southern and southeastern US extends to the continental shelf and is generally characterized by level land with assorted mixed forests

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Grand Canyon

Large canyon in northern Arizona. 277 miles long up to 18 miles wide and 6000 feet tall.