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  1. NORTHEAST USA • New England • Mid-Atlantic

  2. New England • Northern states – VT, NH, ME • Southern states – MA, CT, RI • More ______________than the northern states • Landscape • Weather • Harbors • Settlement

  3. N. England’s Historical Development • Pilgrims • Mayflower ship … • 1st Thanksgiving • Plimouth Plantation today… P

  4. Plimouth Plantation

  5. N. England’s History – 1700s-1800s • Boston • Forests … • Rich … • Nantucket Island

  6. N. England’s Early Industrialization • Textile mills • Used … • Located near … • 1st mill in US …. Photo from wikipedia.com

  7. N. England’s Textile Mills • Manchester, NH • Lowell, MA • Textile mills now?

  8. N. England’s Industrial Labor Force • Children • Young women • Immigrants

  9. Massachusetts • Soils • Influenced other economic activities • Sandy coast south of Boston • Cape Cod

  10. W. Massachusetts • Berkshire Mtns. Photo from unistresscorp.com

  11. Boston • Founded 1630 … • “Boston Common”

  12. Boston • Key colonial city • Revolutionary War • Paul Revere’s Ride • Battle of Bunker Hill • “Freedom Trail”

  13. Boston’s Economy • Finance • Education • High-Tech • Tourism

  14. Vermont • “Green Mountain State” • Limited flat land • Forests • Dairy Farming • Tourism

  15. Vermont • Small pop… • Rural Population • Burlington… • Montpelier…

  16. New Hampshire • “Granite State” • Mostly forested

  17. New Hampshire • Flat, coastal in SE VT • Manchester… • Concord… • Presidential primaries • Dartmouth College

  18. Maine • “Pine Tree State” • Forests • “Empty Quarter”

  19. Maine • Rugged Coastline & Islands • Acadia Nat’l Park

  20. Maine • Fishing • Portland • Augusta

  21. Connecticut • Connecticut River • Hartford • SW CT • Stamford • ______University Y

  22. Rhode Island • Named by … • “Roodt Eylandt” • Providence

  23. Rhode Island • Newport

  24. Mid-Atlantic States • New York • New Jersey • Pennsylvania • Maryland • Delaware

  25. New York • New York City (+ Long Island) • Upstate New York…

  26. New York • Adirondack Mtns. (5000+’) • Summer/Winter … • Source of … • Catskill Mtns. • “Rip Van Winkle”…

  27. Niagara Falls • US/Can border • Top natural attraction… • Niagara River, between …

  28. Niagara Falls • Erosion…

  29. Erie Canal - 1825 • Buffalo (Lake Erie) • Albany (NY Capital, on Hudson River) • Great Lakes to …

  30. New York City • Largest City… • Ethnicities • Current immigration from:

  31. New York • 5 Boroughs • Staten Island • Brooklyn • Queens • Bronx • Manhattan***

  32. New York City • Center for Finance: • Wall Street

  33. World Trade Center (Twin Towers) • Destroyed

  34. New World Trade Center • 7 New Buildings

  35. New York City • Center for:

  36. New Jersey • Location… • Many commuters… • Newark – largest city… • Trenton • ____________University

  37. NJ - “The Garden State”

  38. Atlantic City, NJ • Beach resort • Boardwalk • 1960s decline… • 1970s revival…

  39. Pennsylvania • Founded as a … • Quakers… • Recruited __________settlers • Lancaster County • “Pennsylvania Dutch” • Amish & Mennonites

  40. Amish

  41. Philadelphia, PA • Significant • Declaration of Independence… • 1st …

  42. Pittsburgh, PA • At confluence

  43. Pittsburgh, PA • Steel industry … • Coal mines • Decline

  44. Pittsburgh, PA • Urban renewal • Manufacturing  Service Industries • Pollution • #1 city in USA (Places Rated Almanac, 2007)

  45. Gettysburg, PA • Major ____________ battle

  46. Delaware W • Part of Delmarva Peninsula • Named for … • _________colony in 1630s • Wilmington • DuPont Chemicals

  47. Maryland • Chesapeake Bay • Annapolis B A Y

  48. Baltimore, MD • Baltimore B A Y