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18 Cards in this Set

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Name two landforms that the Northeast shares with the Southeast.
The coastal plains and the Appalachian Mountains
What are glaciers?
Huge sheets of ice that slowly move across the land.
Why did factories become as important as farms?
Goods of all kinds such as shoes, tools, and furniture were being produced.
What two groups of states does the Northeast include?
1. The New England States

2. The Middle Atlantic states
How were the Appalachian Mountains formed?
When the earth's thick crust shifted and buckled causing them to rise above the surface.
How old are the Applachian Mountains?
one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world
What are blazes?
white marks that are painted along the trail to show the way
What states belong to the Middle Atlantic group?
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware
Name the mountain groups that make up the Appalachian Mountains.
1.Greenn Mountains of Vermont
2.Catskill Mountains of New York
3.Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains
What is the Industrial Revolution?
a major change in production from hand tools to machines.
How long is the Appalachian Trail?
Over 2,ooo miles-- (it would take 7 months to hike the entire trail if you walked 10 miles a day.)
What states belong to the New England states?
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
What is the longest marked footpath in the world?
Appalachian Trail
How do the many rivers and waterfalls help in the NOrtheast?
They supply hydroelectric power to run machinery.
The Appalachian Trail stretches from what state to what state?
Georgia to Maine
What caused the Appalachian Mountains to wear down?
Erosion by wind, water, and ice
What was the advantage of the Industrial Revolution?
Goods could be made faster and in greater numbers.
What is a fall line?
Where the hard rock of the mountains and the plateau meet the softer rock of the Coastal Plains.