3 The Northeast “Gateway” of America Fishing and farming Very industrialized
4 Northeast - New England MaineVermontNew HampshireMassachusettsRhode IslandConnecticut
5 Northeast- Middle Atlantic States New YorkNew JerseyPennsylvaniaThe “Rust Belt”- parts of the Mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest that used to be heavily concentrated in manufacturing.These areas have abandoned traditional industries.
6 Northeast F.Y.IBOWASHDelaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. are considered by some to be part of the NortheastWealthiest region of the U.S.25% of us GDPAll 8 Ivy League SchoolsA stretch of highly urbanized cities from Boston to Washington D.C.
7 The Midwest American Heartland Vast flat plains 12 states North Dakota South DakotaNebraskaKansasMissouriIowaMontanaWisconsinIllinoisIndianaOhioMichiganThe Midwest
8 Agriculture in the Midwest The “breadbasket”Large food productionCorn, wheat, soybeans, meat, and dairy productsFood processing and farm equipmentExcellent waterwaysGreat LakesMississippi River
9 Changing Midwest Agriculture is declining. Metropolitan areas are expanding.UrbanizationSuburbsPeople are moving to warmer climates.
10 The South “ The Sunbelt” 16 states: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, FloridaThree areas: West South Central, East South Central, and South AtlanticWarm climate, fertile soils, abundant natural resources.
11 The Old South Mixed heritages Once rural, cities are rapidly growing European descent from British settlersAfrican descendantsFrenchHispanicsOnce rural, cities are rapidly growing
12 The New SouthThe invention of air conditioning allowed industry to develop in the South.Many businesses move south for more temperate climate.Many retire in the South.Many travel to the South for vacation
13 The West13 states: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New MexicoGreat Plains to Pacific Ocean½ the U.S.Varied landscape, agriculture, and industry
14 Canada- 10 provinces & 3 territories The Atlantic ProvincesEastern CanadaPrince Edward IslandNew BrunswickNova ScotiaNewfoundland8 % of populationRugged terrain and severe weather.Rocky hills, poor soil, and dense forestsLogging industryFishingMiningShipbuildingTrade
15 The Core Provinces Quebec and Ontario Canada’s Heartland Great Lakes and St. Lawrence RiverEconomic and political center
16 The Prairie Provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Canada’s breadbasketCultural mix of people
17 The Pacific Province and Territories British Columbia, Yukon territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut.British Columbia is in the Rocky MountainsDense forestsMiningThe 3 territories41% of CanadaLarge unspoiled wildernessRugged landHarsh climate