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1 Subregions of the United States and Canada

2 The United States

3 The Northeast “Gateway” of America Fishing and farming
Very industrialized

4 Northeast - New England
Maine Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut

5 Northeast- Middle Atlantic States
New York New Jersey Pennsylvania The “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.I BOWASH Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. are considered by some to be part of the Northeast Wealthiest region of the U.S. 25% of us GDP All 8 Ivy League Schools A stretch of highly urbanized cities from Boston to Washington D.C.

7 The Midwest American Heartland Vast flat plains 12 states North Dakota
South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Missouri Iowa Montana Wisconsin Illinois Indiana Ohio Michigan The Midwest

8 Agriculture in the Midwest
The “breadbasket” Large food production Corn, wheat, soybeans, meat, and dairy products Food processing and farm equipment Excellent waterways Great Lakes Mississippi River

9 Changing Midwest Agriculture is declining.
Metropolitan areas are expanding. Urbanization Suburbs People 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, Florida Three areas: West South Central, East South Central, and South Atlantic Warm climate, fertile soils, abundant natural resources.

11 The Old South Mixed heritages Once rural, cities are rapidly growing
European descent from British settlers African descendants French Hispanics Once rural, cities are rapidly growing

12 The New South The 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 West 13 states: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico Great Plains to Pacific Ocean ½ the U.S. Varied landscape, agriculture, and industry

14 Canada- 10 provinces & 3 territories
The Atlantic Provinces Eastern Canada Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Nova Scotia Newfoundland 8 % of population Rugged terrain and severe weather. Rocky hills, poor soil, and dense forests Logging industry Fishing Mining Shipbuilding Trade

15 The Core Provinces Quebec and Ontario Canada’s Heartland
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Economic and political center

16 The Prairie Provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
Canada’s breadbasket Cultural mix of people

17 The Pacific Province and Territories
British Columbia, Yukon territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut. British Columbia is in the Rocky Mountains Dense forests Mining The 3 territories 41% of Canada Large unspoiled wilderness Rugged land Harsh climate

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