The longest rivers in the United States are the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The Mississippi River is one of America's longest rivers. It runs through 10 U.S. states. The Mississippi River was used by American Indians for trade, food, and water before Europeans came to America. It is nicknamed the "Father of Waters." Today, the Mississippi River is a major shipping route and a source of drinking water for millions of people. The Missouri River is also one of the longest rivers in the United States. The Missouri River is actually longer than the Mississippi River. It starts in Montana and flows into the Mississippi River.
The ocean on the West Coast of the United States is called the Pacific Ocean and the one on the East Coast of the United States is called the Atlantic Ocean.
The United States has various places known as territories:
States that border Canada
States that border Mexico
One of American's most imporant holidays is Independence Day, celebrated on July 4.