A Nation of Immigrants
4th Largest Nation…
The United States is the world’s 3rd/4th
3/4. United States*
*Depending on measure considered
Capital City: GDP per capital:
Language: Literacy Rate:
Continent: North America Currency: $ US dollar
Capital City: Washington DC GDP per capital:
Language: English, Spanish Literacy Rate:
Roman Catholic, Protestant,
A. United States Physical Regions
1. Coastal Plains
A. Atlantic Coastal Plain
Borders the Atlantic Ocean from
Long Island to Florida
Also includes Cape Cod
Includes several urban areas:
New York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington DC
B. Gulf Coastal Plain
Borders the Gulf of Mexico from
Florida to Texas
Drained by the Mississippi River
Gulf Coastal Plain
April 2010: The BP oil well disaster took a tremendous toll on the economic activity and
natural resources of the Gulf Coast region.
Does this look familiar??
Read the Article about the recent BP oil spill along the Gulf
Coast. Use your search-and-find technique to answer the
questions on the comprehension worksheet.
United States Physical Regions
2. Appalachian Mountain Region
A. Curves along the Atlantic Coastal Plain
B. 2nd-longest mountain range in North America- almost 1500mi.
Appalachian Mountain Range
Oldest mountain range in North America
The average height is less than 6000 ft.