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2 Regions of Canada Maritime Atlantic Provinces- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edwards Island, and Newfoundland. Core - Quebec and Ontario (Includes French Canada Prairie Provinces - Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta Western Province - British Columbia Northern Territories - Nunavut, Northwest Territory, Yukon ©2010, TESCCC

3 Maritime or Atlantic Provinces
Atlantic Canada - Easternmost provinces of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island Cod fishing - mainstay of region’s economy The Grand Banks – Shallow waters in the Atlantic, rich source of fish.

4 Core Provinces Ontario and Quebec
Two-thirds of Canada's population lives in this region. Settled along the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes Ontario - strongly British Quebec - 80% of the population of French origin.

5 Prairie Provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
Wheat, petroleum, and coal Newly discovered “shale oil” reserves may be larger than the Middle East.

6 Western Provinces Centered in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the mouth of the Fraser River. Home to more than ½ of the province's population the region's main industrial, administrative, financial, and cultural center. Shares many of the same characteristics as the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

7 Northern Territories Sparsely populated
Nickel, copper, and uranium mined and exported from the area. Forestry and pulp manufacture

8 Perceptual Regions of the United States: NFL

9 Major Regions of the United States
Northeast Midwest/Rust Belt South Great Plains Western Interior Pacific West Alaska Hawaii

10 (tertiary, quaternary sectors)
Northeast States Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia History Longest history of European settlement Gateway to immigrants Hub of industrial revolution Economics Rural areas are agricultural (primary sector) Urban areas are major world economic centers (tertiary, quaternary sectors) Cultural Very diverse, large population – many ethnic groups & languages Mention: Refugees & Terrorism

11 Midwest /Rust Belt States
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa History Once the “Western Frontier”, hence the name. Known as a manufacturing, blue-collar hub of the U.S. Why “rust belt”? Economics Formerly mining and manufacturing center (primary and secondary sector) Recent decline in industry and depressed economy Dairy in Wisconsin Cultural Large cities, declining urban population Post Industrial Economy

12 Southern States History
North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Virginia, W. Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana History Settled as an agricultural region, with slavery and cash crops Significant in US Civil War ( ) and Civil Rights Movement (1960’s) Economics Agriculture, industry, tourism Moving from primary to secondary and tertiary economic sectors Cultural Large African-American population Strongly Christian Culture still tied to Civil War

13 Great Plains Historical
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Oklahoma Historical Staging point of war between the Native Americans and the American settlers. Also used for cattle grazing and cattle drives Cities founded as railroad hubs for cattle. Economics Agriculture – farming and cattle (Primary sector) Region makes enough food to feed whole world Cultural Mainly rural – lots of small towns, fewer cities

14 Western Interior States
New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas History Mining towns, Outlaws (Wild West) Cattle/Sheep Grazing, Reservation Lands Las Vegas and Reno- Gambling towns Cultural Low population density Large Hispanic population, as well as Native Americans

15 Pacific West States California, Oregon, Washington History
Population grew during the 1840’s “Gold Rush”. Grew again when irrigation and canals brought water to dry areas for farming. Economics Mining and ranching, primary sector Tourism, tertiary sector High-tech centers in San Francisco and Seattle areas, quaternary sector Entertainment and media in Southern California Culture Presently, about one-seventh of the United States population lives in southern California. Rapidly increasing urban population, due to high birth rate and immigration Large Hispanic population Home of the Hipster

16 History Alaska was purchased from Russian Empire in 1867, for $7.2 million, became a territory in 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. in 1959. Economy Oil, mining, and forestry Culture Large Native American and Asian populations Alaska Native populations in Polar North America

17 Hawaii History Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, then annexed by USA. Attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, Became a state in 1959. Economy Tourism, fishing and agriculture Culture Large Native and Asian populations

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