Assume first, however, that there is no uplift from intrusive water.
Until the post-Mesozoic uplift of the Rocky Mountain region the north-western portion of the state drained westward.
The Ozark uplift tempers very agreeably the summers in the south, but does not affect the climate of the state as a whole.
Marine deposits were laid down over the south of the state after a submergence of the region; an uplift afterwards made of these deposits a coastal plain.
The ores of the Joplin district, in the Ozark uplift in the Mississippi Valley, are remarkable in that they are specially adapted to mechanical concentration.
All the higher lands of this area are covered by forests; but the Red Valley, lying between the outer ridges and the main uplift, is treeless.
The sloping surface is gently rolling, and has resulted from the uplift and dissection of a nearly level plain of erosion developed on folded, crystalline rocks.
After the subsidence came another period of uplift, possibly still in progress.
Further evidence of this uplift is found in old beach lines now well above sea-level.
Denudation, consequent on the renewed uplift of the country, affected the Jurassic beds until the middle of Cretaceous times.
The Turonian is also sandy, but in most areas was not deposited, or has been denuded away during a local uplift that preceded Senonian times.
As far north as the gorge of the Missouri river in Montana, the Front range, facing the Great Plains, is a rather simple uplift, usually formed by upturning the flanking strata, less often by a fracture.
English Christianity seemed to have no power to uplift the people.