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  United States Map - Maps of United States
The United States federal government produces hundreds of maps of the United States, ranging from general reference maps to thematic maps which focus on United States history, resources, agriculture, transportation, military installations, recreational areas, and other themes.
A wealth of United States maps is stored in the vaults of map libraries, historic societies, and land offices.
Thematic Maps from the United States Census Bureau.
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  United States Geography - MSN Encarta
The United States of America is a federal republic on the continent of North America.
The United States consists of 48 contiguous states and the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii.
In addition, the United States includes a number of outlying areas, such as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of the United States, which are located on the Caribbean Sea, and the islands of American Samoa and Guam, located in the Pacific Ocean.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741500822/United_States_(Geography).html   (1524 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Physiographic Regions of the United States
This region consists of the rolling Ozark Plateau (see Ozarks) to the north and the Ouachita Mountains, which are similar in structure to the ridge and valley section of the Appalachians, to the east.
The United States has a broad range of climates, varying from the tropical rain-forest of Hawaii and the tropical savanna of S Florida (where the Everglades are found) to the subarctic and tundra climates of Alaska.
The Congress of the United States, the legislative branch, is bicameral and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Physiographic-Regions-of-the-United-States   (288 words)

 United States - MSN Encarta
United States (Overview), United States of America, popularly referred to as the United States or as America, a federal republic on the continent of North America, consisting of 48 contiguous states and the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii.
The United States is discussed in seven articles: this overview, as well as separate articles on United States (Geography), United States (People), United States (Culture), United States (Economy), United States (Government), and United States (History).
Accordingly, a second theme of this set of articles on the United States is the growth of democracy in the nation and in its institutions and culture.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573010/United_States_(Overview).html   (1759 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Montana Territory
The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America.
It was was admitted to the Union as the State of Montana on November 8, 1889.
MONTANA, one of the Mountain states of the U.S., bounded on the N by the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan; on the E by North Dakota and South Dakota; on the S by Wyoming and Idaho; and on the W by Idaho.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Montana-Territory   (958 words)

 List of regions of the United States - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties.
Defunct, extinct or archaic regions are described in historic regions of the United States.
The ten standard Federal Regions were established by OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circular A-105, "Standard Federal Regions," in April, 1974, and required for all executive agencies.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Regions_of_the_United_States   (314 words)

 Introduction-Ecological Subregions of the United States
Ecological types are classified and ecological units are mapped based on associations of those biotic and environmental factors that directly affect or indirectly express energy, moisture, and nutrient gradients which regulate the structure and function of ecosystems.
Selected ecological units of the Humid Temperate Domain, in the eastern United States, are progressively revealed to the Section level to illustrate the hierarchical structure, the identification system, and relative sizes of map units at the ecoregion and subregion planning and analysis scales.
Figure 2 --Ecological units delineated at the Province level (Ecoregions of the United States, R.G. Bailey, 1994) are the basis for organization of this document.
www.fs.fed.us /land/pubs/ecoregions/intro.html   (1589 words)

 Regions of the United States
A region is an area with common characteristics or features that set it apart from surrounding areas, but may fall into a couple of different regions whether it's physical, political, cultural, or economics.
This is lesson three in the unit "Regions of the United States." The concept of regions are used to organize the earth's surface, cultures, places, and space in the world.
This is the ninth and final lesson in the unit "Regions of the United States." Students will sum up the unit by pulling information they have learned to make a Regional Brochure for their region they live in.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/displayunit.asp?UnitID=950   (409 words)

 Regions of the United States
There are thirty-six shorebird planning regions and bird consevations regions in the country.
The country is in the nearctic zoographic region.
The population of the country is divided into 4 regions with the South being the larget.
www.geocities.com /pegmihedu/Regions.html   (835 words)

 HyperStudio > Stacks for Social Studies
A couple of her favorite HyperStudio project-based lessons are for social studies and science, entitled: Regions of the United States and Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores.
Boney stated that the regions project, which was created by fourth-grade students, was a long-term project that took three months to complete.
The interactive regions project contains maps of the United States that students use to test their knowledge of state names and capitals.
www.hyperstudio.com /showcase_socialstudies_us.aspx   (284 words)

 About the USA > Travel > The Regions of the United States
These regions are cultural units rather than governmental units -- formed by history and geography and shaped by the economics, literature and folkways that all the parts of a region share.
The region is blessed with plentiful rainfall and a mild climate.
The population in the region is growing rapidly.
usa.usembassy.de /travel-regions.htm   (1459 words)

 About the USA > Travel > The States & Territories
The States, Districts and Territories of the U.S.A. States
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth associated with the United States.
The constitutions of the various states differ in some details but generally follow a pattern similar to that of the federal Constitution, including a statement of the rights of the people and a plan for organizing the government.
usa.usembassy.de /travel-states.htm   (393 words)

 United States of America in 187200 images
Forty-eight states are called the "contiguous" or "continental" states, reaching from the Atlantic Ocean on the east, to the Pacific Ocean on the west.
The history of the United States of America began with the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock in Connecticut on December 11, 1620.
It wasn't until June 21, 1788 that the consititution of the United States was ratified, allowing it to grow to become the properous and stable nation it is today.
www.untraveledroad.com /USA.htm   (694 words)

 Hydrologic landscape regions of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The purpose of defining hydrologic landscape regions was to group watersheds in the United States according to their similarity in landscape and climate characteristics.
The grouping of areas into regions on the basis of similarities in landscape and climate characteristics is referred to in this documentation as a "regional framework." Regional frameworks related to hydrologic characteristics have been used in many water-resource and water-quality applications.
Identification of hydrologic landscape regions by grouping the watersheds The land-surface form, geologic texture, and climate characteristics were used to assign the watersheds to similar groups that define the HLRs for the 50 States.
water.usgs.gov /lookup/getspatial?hlrus   (2710 words)

 States and Regions
The students will know the states and their regions of the United States.
The students will identify explorers that explored the regions of the U.S. The students will describe the locations of the states within their regions.
Use the States and Regions book to make a concept (picture) map showing natural resources, agricultural products, and the climate for their region in groups.
www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us /technology/training/tools/elem/kingstates.html   (461 words)

 Northeast United States - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Northeast, prided as being a (largely racially homogenous) haven for minorities throughout the ages, and strong sports teams, is by far the most compassionate and accepting region in the United States.
Unlike certain other impoverished regions, this one has taken to such progressive issues such as keeping Apple Computer afloat by purchasing a laptop for every student.
Indeed, the affluence of this region is largely a reflection of the liberals' complete control.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Northeast_United_States   (148 words)

 Travel the United States
The United States is one of the largest countries in the world.
State Tourism Offices are a great way to learn about a state and many of the attractions it offers.
The United States is perhaps the most culturally diverse country in the world.
cte.jhu.edu /techacademy/fellows/Yancone/webquest/cyindex.html   (543 words)

 United States Regions
These regions are the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and the West.
The regions of the United States are grouped by history, traditions, economy, climate, and geography.
The states in the five regions are all in the same area of the United States.
library.thinkquest.org /4552   (50 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:North America:United States:Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Politically, the "Appalachian region" consists of the 406 counties in 13 states under the jurisdiction of the federal government body, the Appalachian Regional Commission, established in 1965 to serve a region that included some of the most impoverished areas of the U.S. West Virginia is the only state that falls entirely within the region.
The Midwest region is to the east of the Great Plains, except for the common states of Minnesota and Iowa.
This region is known for its fertile farming soil and relatively flat land.
dmoz.org /Regional/North_America/United_States/Regions/desc.html   (648 words)

 Lesson Plans - Defining Regions of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They will map the regions from memory and will compare maps to see that regions are human constructions that do not generally have clearly-defined boundaries.
They will consider how their own region is defined and will conclude by writing essays explaining how the creation of regions can help us to organize and understand the country's geography and can also contribute to stereotypes.
Give students blank outline maps of the United States, and ask them to label the regions they have listed, using their best judgment as to the regional boundaries.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/04/g912/usregions.html   (510 words)

 Lesson Plans - Regions of the United States: A Geographic Perspective
For example, the Great Plains resulted from the retreat of a massive glacier nearly 14,000 years ago; and the United States is in part the consequence of a small group of people from England who immigrated to North America because of religious persecution and their interactions with the indigenous people who already lived here.
Although these two events are separated in time by thousands of years, they are connected in that the descendents of those original colonists, as well as later immigrants, traversed the Great Plains; displaced indigenous populations; established cities, farms, and ranches; and disseminated their culture.
Divide your class into five groups, and assign each group a region of the United States; the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, the Southwest, and the West.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/05/g68/index.html   (1778 words)

 List of regions of the United States Information
As designated by Congress, the federal court system is divided into eleven judicial circuits, each with its own United States Court of Appeals.
Each of the regions below is legally defined as a "Grand Division", with boundaries entrenched in the state's constitution.
For example, the state's Supreme Court is required to sit in each of the three Grand Divisions each year, and no more than two of the Court's five Justices may reside in any one Grand Division.
www.bookrags.com /Regions_of_the_United_States   (488 words)

 U.S. Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The job description said that teams of people were needed to develop travel brochures for the five regions of the United States.
Choose a region of the United States where you would prefer to be placed.
In paragraph form, describe any special skills, travel experiences, or knowledge, you may have which would help you do a better job for the team for which you are applying.
www.up140.jacksn.k12.il.us /Fuller/usreg.htm   (167 words)

 Congenital Syphilis --- United States, 2002
This report summarizes 2002 CS surveillance data, which indicated that CS rates have decreased among all racial/ethnic minority populations and in all regions of the United States except the Northeast.
During 2000--2002, the rate of CS declined in all racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.
In 1998, efforts to eliminate syphilis were initiated in the United States, and prevention of CS was a key objective of the National Plan to Eliminate Syphilis, which was launched the following year (2).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5331a4.htm   (1766 words)

 ipedia.com: Historic regions of the United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These are historic regions of the United States, meaning regions that were legal entities in the past, or which the average American would no longer recognize as a regional description.
The following are land grants, purchases or settlements made within an area that was already part of the original 13 colonies or a state of the Union or U.S. territory.
The following is a list of organized U.S. territories that have become states, in the order of the date organized.
www.ipedia.com /historic_regions_of_the_united_states.html   (303 words)

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
The Secretary of Education shall not defer action or order action deferred on any application by a local educational agency for funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act, by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S.C. 2701 et.
It is the sense of the Congress that the Department of Justice and the Secretary of Education should request such additional funds as may be necessary to apply the policy set forth in this section throughout the United States.
www.dol.gov /oasam/regs/statutes/titlevi.htm   (795 words)

 Historic regions of the United States - Definition, explanation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Regions ceded, annexed or purchased from states or foreign powers
The following is a list of organized U.S. territories that have become states, in the order of the date organized.
Not-for-profit organization devoted to the preservation of architecture in the region.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/hi/historic_regions_of_the_united_states.php   (573 words)

 DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Drug Descriptions, Methamphetamine and Amphetamines Factsheet
Abuse is concentrated in the western, southwestern, and midwestern United States.
Clandestine laboratories in California and Mexico are the primary sources of supply for methamphetamine available in the United States.
Domestic independent laboratory operators, mostly in the western, southwestern, and midwestern United States, also produce and distribute methamphetamine but on a smaller scale.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/concern/meth_factsheet.html   (427 words)

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