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The Northeast Region. Beautiful Sites. Niagara Falls Borders United States and Canada Carved out by glaciers about 12,000 years ago. Hydroelectricity Energy produced by water Niagara is the largest producer of electricity in N.Y. Generates enough power to light 24 million light bulbs.

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Beautiful sites
Beautiful Sites

  • Niagara Falls

    • Borders United States and Canada

      • Carved out by glaciers about 12,000 years ago.

  • Hydroelectricity

    • Energy produced by water

      • Niagara is the largest producer of electricity in N.Y.

        • Generates enough power to light 24 million light bulbs


Appalachian mountains
Appalachian Mountains

  • http://www.n2backpacking.com/maps/long_trails/at/atmap.gif

  • Appalachian Mts.-runs through Northeast and Southeast regions

    • Oldest mountain range in EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

    • Second in size to the Rocky Mts.


Coastline
Coastline

  • Atlantic Ocean

    • Borders this region

  • Lighthouses

    • Scattered around Maine

    • http://www.lighthouse.cc/me.html

  • Acadia National Park

    • 1st U.S. National Park

      • Located in Maine


Grapes cranberries
Grapes/Cranberries

  • Vineyards

    • Place where grapes are grown

      • Located in hilly areas with warm air flow

      • Largest vineyard located in New York

    • Growing Season

      • 205 Days

  • Cranberry Farms

    • Over 1,000 farms in the U.S.

      • 500 in Massachusetts

  • Bog

    • Soft, wet, spongy ground

      • Cranberries thrive in this type of moisture

    • Annual Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival

      • Collection and celebration of the collected harvest


Maple syrup
Maple Syrup

  • Vermont

    • More produced here than any other state

  • Sap

    • Harvested to create the maple syrup

      • 40 gallons of sap makes 1 gallon of syrup


The plentiful sea
The Plentiful Sea

  • Chesapeake Bay

    • Means “Great Shellfish Bay”

    • Located in Maryland

    • Known for providing the region with crabs

  • Massachusetts Bay

    • Provides the region with plentiful products from the sea


Narragansett
Narragansett

  • Way of Life

    • Lived on the Narragansett Bay

      • Now Rhode Island

    • Wigwam: Home

      • Hut made of wooden poles and bark

      • Divided into territories

        • Sachem: ruler


Major cities commerce
Major Cities/Commerce

  • What do you think the 3 largest cities are???

    • New York

    • Boston

    • Philadelphia

      • Began as port cities where most of the trade with Europe took place.

  • Pittsburgh, Pa

    • Where the 3 rivers meet

      • Resources/materials were brought through

    • “Steel City”

      • Coal and limestone are plentiful in the area


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