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1

Appalachian Mountains

The main mountain range in the East

2

Great Lakes

The biggest group of freshwater lakes in the world

3

Mississippi River

North America's largest and most important river.

4

Tributary

A smaller stream or river that flows into larger stream or river

5

Rocky Mountains

Enormous mountains that go as far as you can see

6

Continental divide

An area of high ground that divides the flow of rivers towards opposite ends of a continent.

7

Colony

A territory inhabited and controlled by people from a foreign land

8

Plantation

A large farm that grows mainly one crop.

9

Boston

Major seaports

10

New York

Major seaports

11

Pioneers

The first settlers to travel west

12

Bilingual

People who speak two languages

13

Megalopolis

A string of large cities that have grown together

14

Washington D.C.

The United States capitol.

15

Detroit

The countries leading automobile producer.

16

Chicago

One of the best shipping ports on the Great Lakes.

17

Seattle

Washington's largest city.

18

Terrorism

Is the threat or use of violence to intimidate or cause fear for political or social reasons.