Regions of the United States The South. The South. States included: North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Alabama (AL), Mississippi (MS), Tennessee (TN), Arkansas (AR), Virginia (VA), Kentucky (KY), and Louisiana (LA). Variations on the South.
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States included: North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Alabama (AL), Mississippi (MS), Tennessee (TN), Arkansas (AR), Virginia (VA), Kentucky (KY), and Louisiana (LA).
Deep South- consists of the six founding members of the Confederacy: S. Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana.
Appalachia: Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of N. Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Cajun South: Louisiana and East Texas.
Gulf Coast States: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas
Texas is divided into the South, Great Plains and Southwest regions
Oklahoma is also included in the Great Plains region for two reasons: climate and “Indian territory”
Southern Louisiana is influenced by French, Caribbean, Latin American history
Physical Geography of the South
Humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and long growing season. Winters are mild, seldom with snow. There is no dry season.
Vegetation: Mixed forests. known for plants such as live oaks, magnolia trees, flowering dogwoods.
Settled as an agricultural region, with slavery and cash crops as its driving force.
Settled by many different cultures: Anglo Protestant, Spanish, Caribbean, Creole, Cajun
Economic Geography of the South
Population evenly distributed, except increase in density around urban centers.*Examples: Atlanta, New Orleans, Mobile, Miami, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, and Tampa/Orlando
The Republican Party dominates.
Resistance to same-sex marriage, abortion, feminism, desegregation, abolition of slavery, and interracial marriage are part of the political history of the South.
The South is known for its conservatism
and past racial conflicts.
Cultural Geography of the South