The Atlantic coastal plain is on the East Coast of the United States, stretching from Florida all the way north to the Hudson river in New York. This coastal plain passes through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North C... More »

The Atlantic Coastal Plain is split into the Mid-Atlantic and the South Atlantic Coastal Plains. The Mid-Atlantic states were developed more heavily than their southern counterparts, while the South Atlantic states devel... More » History Modern History US History

Coastal plains are flat, low-lying pieces of land that feature a body of water on one side and some type of landform on the other. According to National Geographic, a coastal plain can form either as a continental shelf ... More »

Although temperatures vary across both oceans, the Atlantic ocean is warmer on average, sometimes by as much as 16 degrees Fahrenheit at a given latitude. This is due to a number of factors, such as it being shallower, s... More »

The states in the U.S. that border the Atlantic Ocean include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts. In addition, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,... More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Mississippi River runs down the mideastern United States, spanning from northern Minnesota, down to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through several states, including Mississippi, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennesse... More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Rio Grande runs from the San Juan Mountains in Colorado through New Mexico, to El Paso, Texas, and along the border of Texas and Mexico, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It runs through the major cities of Santa Fe... More »