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Flashcards in US Geography Deck (15):
1

The United States is North of Mexico. This is an example of:

Relative Location

2

The United States is South of ________.

Canada

3

The United States is in the _____________ and ________ hemispheres.

Northern and Western

4

The United States is on the continent of _________.

North America

5

Lines of latitude and longitude tell us ___________.

Absolute location

6

Mountains, deserts, basins, and plains are examples of ___________________.

Physical Characteristics

7

Which of these is NOT and example of human characteristics: hotels, campgrounds, mountains, or train depots

mountains

8

Why would a city develop near a plain?

For farming in the fertile soil

9

Which type of map shows higher and lower areas of land?

Elevation map

10

What are two reasons cities have developed near major rivers?

Transportation, manufacturing, generate electricity, food (fishing and irrigating farm land)

11

What are two characteristics of this region:
The West

Timber is very important
Rocky Mountains

12

What are two characteristics of this region:
The Southwest

Land, oil, and cattle brought people here
Deserts and Canyons

13

What are two characteristics of this region:
The Midwest

Farm Belt
Lots of manufacturing (cars)

14

What are two characteristics of this region:
The Northeast

The Erie Canal
Fishing is important to the economy

15

What are two characteristics of this region:
The Southeast

Many wetlands
Tourism is important part of the economy