Presentation on theme: "What states make up the Southeast? Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma,"— Presentation transcript:
What states make up the Southeast? Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
What is the land like? Low coastal plains, with old mountains (Appalachians) and hills (Piedmont).
What is the climate? Humid subtropical - Mild winters, hot and humid summers. Why are hurricanes so common here? Closeness to warm bodies of water.
Summer 2005 - More than 1,800 dead from flooding. What two factors led to this catastrophe? 1.Low elevation 2.Failure of levees What is a levee?
Important rivers in the southeast - Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, Rio Grande Why has the Mississippi always been so vital to the economy of the U.S?
Tributary - Smaller river that feeds into a larger river. Source - Beginning of a river. Mouth - Where a river ends. Navigable - Lake or river wide and deep enough for travel.
What are important natural resources? Texas and Oklahoma - Oil & natural gas What agricultural goods do they produce? Cotton, tobacco, rice, sugarcane, citrus fruits, nuts The rest - Soil and climate for farming.
What are some important industries? Fishing, tourism, textiles (clothing), electronics, airplane parts
People This region has the largest African-American population in the U.S.
What is migration? Florida has a fast-growing elderly population. Why? Movement of people. Climate is warm all year.
Hispanic immigration is high into Texas and Florida. Who are Hispanics? Those with ancestors from areas south of the U.S.
Dialect - Local form of a language. Immigration - Movement of people from one place to another.
What are the biggest cities? Houston, TX Miami, FL Dallas, TX Jacksonville, FL Atlanta, GA New Orleans, LA
Atlanta, GA is the business center of the Southeast.