What are the main physical features of USA?

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The United States has several main physical features. One of these features is the major rivers we have in our country.  The main rivers in the United States are the Mississippi River, Ohio River, Missouri River, Colorado River, and the Columbia River.  These rivers are important for trade, transportation, and a source of water.

Another main feature is the mountains we have in our country.  The Rocky Mountains is a major chain.  Other mountain ranges include the Appalachian Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Cascade Mountains.

We also have deserts and plains. The Mojave Desert is found in the western part of the country.  The Great Plains is in the central part of the United States.

Finally, there are many lakes in the United States. We have five major Great Lakes and thousands of smaller lakes.

The United States has many geographic features.