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The Midwest Region. By: Kavitha Babu. Major Cities and their population: Chicago- 2,695,598 Indianapolis- 829,718 Columbus- 787,033 Detroit- 713,777 Milwaukee- 594,833 Major Landforms: -Great Lakes(Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior) The Great Plains -Mississippi River.

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The midwest region

The Midwest Region

By: Kavitha Babu


The midwest region

Major Cities and their population:

  • Chicago- 2,695,598

  • Indianapolis- 829,718

  • Columbus- 787,033

  • Detroit- 713,777

  • Milwaukee- 594,833

    Major Landforms:

  • -Great Lakes(Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior)

  • The Great Plains

  • -Mississippi River


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Resources:

  • Gas, Coal, Corn, Wheat, Iron, Nickel, Lead

    Relative location to compass

  • North and Middle of the United States

  • North of the Southwest and southeast regions

    Latitude and Longitude of largest city:

  • Chicago: 41° 51' 0" N / 87° 39' 0" W

    Why do people choose to live here?

    People might live in this region because there are a lot of smaller cities than New York or something like that, besides Chicago, Detroit, and few others. The smaller cities are calm and it’s just a great environment for everybody to live in.


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Customs, religions, ethnic groups in this region

Customs:

  • Tipping, Use first names, and be sure to introduce everyone to each other, Greetings are casual. A handshake, a smile, and a 'hello' are all that is needed.

    Religions:

  • Jewish, Christian(Cathlic, Lutheran), Muslim, Hindu

    Ethnic Groups:

  • Latino, White, Asian, African American,


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Climate and Weather Patterns

  • The temperature in the Midwest states can range from -40 degrees F. in Dakotas & Minnesota to 120 degrees F. in Southern Missouri.

  • The rainfall in the Midwest can very as much as 50 in. in Northwestern Missouri to 13 in. in Western North Dakota.

    What effect does climate have on settlement patterns in the region?

  • Climate has a big effect on settlement because the weather in the Midwest is not predictable. For example, right now in Wisconsin it’s said to be winter but it goes up to 40-50 degrees, while other days might be below zero. Some people don’t like the cold weather, so they might not live here. The weather and the climate can vary throughout the whole year.


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Economic

Unemployment,

  • people losing their jobs

    Real Estate

  • houses are not getting sold

    Health Insurance

  • There is no universal healthcare or a system of socialized medicine in the Midwest and United States

  • In a recent study at Harvard University states that because some people don’t have healthcare benefits their medical bills are the leading cost of bankruptcy in the United States which obviously includes the Midwest Region.

  • -Public Debt

  • So many people are in debt and don’t have the money to pay their bills

  • The public debt is over 7 million dollars


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How has climate affected the settlement of the region?

  • Climate has a big effect on settlement because the weather in the Midwest is not predictable. For example, right now in Wisconsin it’s said to be winter but it goes up to 40-50 degrees, while other days might be below zero. Some people don’t like the cold weather, so they might not live here. The weather and the climate can vary throughout the whole year.

    How has pollution affected the lives of the people in the region?

  • In the Midwest we have the Great Lakes, and pollution in the great lakes might affect some of the people here. Who would want to live by a nasty rotten lake? So it’s important to keep the environment clean and healthy for more people to live in the Midwest.


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Why do people live in certain areas in this region?

  • Most people live in the city because you have a lot of resources wherever you go unlike the countryside down south where you don’t have has much if you live in the middle of nowhere

  • Even if there might be small cities, the whole community is always together, and lots of people like having many people by their side, and these kinds of communities are sure to be found in the Midwest

    How are goods transported to, within and out of region?

  • -Chicago O’Hare Airport

  • -I-94

  • -I-90 Main Highways

  • -I-65

  • -Indianapolis International Airport

  • -Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

  • -Lamber-St. Louis International Airport


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What might happen if one or more of the major transportation routes within the region were interrupted?

  • Without one of the major transportation routes it would be very difficult for people to drive places, or maybe even when shipping/transporting goods

  • you would have to problem solve, if one of the highways were took out, then instead of going on that you would go around, so I guess it would just take more time to get to your destination

  • It just makes things more difficult


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Tourist Attractions

  • Sears Tower

  • Mt. Rushmore

  • St. Louis Arc

  • National Parks

    Unique Characteristics in This Region

  • The great lakes: there is a tall story that said that there was once a man named Paul Bunyan and he had an Ox named Babe, so the great lakes are said to be the footprints of him, when he was on a journey and there was a blizzard so all of the little lakes and the great lakes are from him


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