Presentation on theme: "What You Need to Know About the Southeast"— Presentation transcript:
1What You Need to Know About the Southeast What states make up the Southeast?Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky.
2What is the land like?Low coastal plains, with old mountains (Appalachians) and hills (Piedmont).
3What is the climate?Humid subtropical - Mild winters, hot and humid summers.Why are hurricanes so common here?Closeness to warm bodies of water.
4Hurricane Katrina Summer 2005 - More than 1,800 dead from flooding. What two factors led to this catastrophe?Low elevationFailure of leveesWhat is a levee?
5RiversImportant rivers in the southeast - Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, Rio GrandeWhy has the Mississippi always been so vital to the economy of the U.S?
6Terms 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.
7What are important natural resources? Texas and Oklahoma - Oil & natural gasThe rest - Soil and climate for farming.What agricultural goods do they produce?Cotton, tobacco, rice, sugarcane, citrus fruits, nuts
8What are some important industries? Fishing, tourism, textiles (clothing), electronics, airplane parts
9PeopleThis region has the largest African-American population in the U.S.
10Migration What is migration? Movement of people. Florida has a fast-growing elderly population.Why?Climate is warm all year.
11Hispanic immigration is high into Texas and Florida. Who are Hispanics?Those with ancestors from areas south of the U.S.
12Terms Dialect - Local form of a language. Immigration - Movement of people from one place to another.
13What are the biggest cities? Houston, TXMiami, FLDallas, TXJacksonville, FLAtlanta, GANew Orleans, LA
14AtlantaAtlanta, GA is the business center of the Southeast.