What are three physical features of the United States?

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There are many physical features of the United States. One of these physical features is the rivers in our country.  We have several major rivers.  Some of these are the Ohio River, the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Colorado River. These rivers have been very important throughout our history. 

Another physical feature is mountain ranges.  The Rocky Mountains are the most famous range.  However, the Appalachian Mountains, the Cascade Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains also exist.  Mountain ranges also have impacted our history and development as a country.

A third feature would be the deserts and plains in the United States.  The Great Plains and the Mojave Desert would be examples of these features. We also have several important lakes. There are five Great Lakes (Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) as well as many smaller lakes. 

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