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The Atlantic Ocean is the boundary to the eastern coast of North America. This ocean covers over 40 million square miles in area. There are many different landforms on the ocean floor of the Atlantic Ocean. There are trenches, plains and canyons, to name a few. Since the Atlantic Ocean is from the northern area close to Greenland and then travels all the way down to South America, the temperatures for the water are quite different.

The Atlantic Ocean contains the most salt when compared to the other oceans. The Atlantic Ocean is divided into the three main sections based on its water masses and then each section is subdivided into smaller subsections. There are the upper waters, intermediate waters, and deep and abyssal waters.

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The Virginia governor commissioned George Washington to claim the Ohio River Valley for themselves during the French and Indian War. At this point in time, the United States wasn’t a thing. George Washington was still very much a British soldier, and a somewhat loyal one, to start. For those who don’t know, and I didn’t know this before researching for this question, Washington’s actions in the American Revolutionary War were influenced by his time serving for the British during the French and Indian War.

Either way, the Virginia governor wanted the British government to do more than they had been doing to stop the French from claiming the Ohio River Valley for themselves. Due to his vocal interest in this, he was given the power to fight the French. Hence his calling Washington for help.

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North America has several countries and dependent territories. Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Lucia and the United States of America are among North American countries while Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Curacao, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba and US Virgin Islands are among the North American territories.

However, in terms of these given countries, three of the largest countries in North America are: Canada which has a land area of 9,984,670 square kilometers and a total population of more than 35 million people, United States of America which has a land area of 3,796,742 square kilometers and a population of more than 300 million people and Mexico with a population of more than 121 million people.

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