Regions of the United States Scavenger Hunt. Northeast. Land area: Only 5% of the land area Population: 20% of the population Most densely populated. What type of traditional industries are found? Iron and steel, petroleum and lumber. Why is this region known as America’s “gateway”?
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Only 5% of the land area
20% of the population
Most densely populated
Iron and steel, petroleum and lumber
Entry for millions of immigrants along the Atlantic coast
Electronics, communications, chemicals, medical research, finance and tourism
What is a megalopolis?
Region surrounded by
large cities growing together
What is the name of
the largest megalopolis?
“Boswash” –from Boston
to Washington D.C.
20% of land area
25% of the people
–fertile soil and favorable climate
Known as America’s “heartland” and “bread basket”…why?
What do they produce?
Produce: corn, wheat, soybeans, meat, dairy goods
What type of industries are found in the Midwest? basket”…why?
steel, auto making, meat packing, food processing, farm equipment, grain milling
How is the Midwest changing? basket”…why?
-# of farms is declining
People are employed in providing services than in traditional industries…what economic level are they shifting to?
Primary and secondary shifting to tertiary level
People and businesses are moving to the suburbs and metropolitan areas (urban).
25% of land area
Very large coastal plain –Gulf and Atlantic
More than 33% of U.S. population
Why is the south called the “Sunbelt”? basket”…why?
Gave a boost to the oil, coal, natural gas, and water industry
Industries-petroleum, steel, chemicals, food-processing, textiles and electronics
“Old South” textiles and electronics
11 out of 16 states joined the confederacy
Culturally diverse settlers
First Economy: agriculture –cotton, tobacco, fruits, peanuts, rice
Stretches the Great Plains to the Pacific Ocean, includes Alaska and Hawaii.
Land area :
Only 20% of population, but most rapidly growing region.
Contains California, the country’s most populous state….why do so many people live there??? (almost 40 million is the population)
Because of excellent farmland, good harbors, and mild climate!
Contains county’s second larges city, Los Angeles. state….why do so many people live there??? (almost 40 million is the population)
Why is it the largest city???
Because it is the West’s cultural and commercial center.
Economic activities: state….why do so many people live there??? (almost 40 million is the population)
Farming, ranching, food processing, logging, fishing, mining, oil refining, tourism, filmmaking, and production of computers.
Good harbors are excellent to trade with what continent???
Muy importante!!! state….why do so many people live there??? (almost 40 million is the population)
What are the 2 main reasons people are migrating to the Southwest???
Air-conditioning and irrigation!!!
2. What role did water play in the Midwest?
(relate this to yesterday’s presentation!!!)
3. What industries are found in the South today?
4. How did California become the nation’s most populous state?