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Regions of the United States: The Northeast
 

Regions of the United States: The Northeast

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A Power point about the people, landforms, states, etc. of the Northeast Region of the United States.

A Power point about the people, landforms, states, etc. of the Northeast Region of the United States.

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    Regions of the United States: The Northeast Regions of the United States: The Northeast Presentation Transcript

    • The NortheastThe Northeast Regions of the United States
    • States of the Northeast and their capitals: Maine- Vermont- New Hampshire- New York- New Jersey- Massachusetts- Connecticut- Rhode Island- Delaware- Maryland- Pennsylvania- Augusta Montpelier Concord Albany Trenton Boston Hartford Providence Dover Annapolis Harrisburg
    • HistoryHistory • Known for the Pilgrims, the first English- speaking settlers of America • Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia are among the Northeast's oldest cities.
    • The People of the NortheastThe People of the Northeast • The population of the Northeast is about 57 million people. The people mostly live in cities and suburbs. • The people in the Northeast work in mostly "service" jobs. There is also a great deal of manufacturing, too. Goods such as clothing, books, paper, and electronics are popular items made in this region.
    • What borders the Northeast?
    • Physical Landforms of the NortheastPhysical Landforms of the Northeast Coasts • A coast is any part of land that is next to the ocean • Coastal Plains are flat lowlands that lie along the Atlantic Coast. The Coastal Plain has sandy beaches, wetlands, and rich farmland • The term “East Coast” is often associated with the stretch of land between Boston and Washington D.C. • Major cities are often located along coasts
    • Physical Landforms of the NortheastPhysical Landforms of the Northeast PlainsPlains • A plain is an area of land with relatively low relief — meaning that it is flat. • A plain can be a grassland, but plains in their natural state may also be covered in shrubs, woodland and forest • Plains occur as lowlands and at the bottoms of valleys but also on plateaus at high elevations. • In the Northeast, the Plains start at the Appalachian Mountains and extend to the Rocky Mountains. • The Northeast also has the Coastal Plain starting at the Atlantic Ocean
    • Physical Landforms of the NortheastPhysical Landforms of the Northeast MountainsMountains • A mountain is a natural elevation of the Earth's surface with steep sides and taller than a hill. Appalachian MountainsAppalachian Mountains • A stretch of mountains that start on the Canadian Island of Newfoundland and run southwest ending in Alabama.
    • Weather of the Northeast • The Northeast is a region that has a cold winter, hot or warm summer, and wet • The Appalachian Mountains as well as the moist, cool Atlantic Ocean contribute to the weather of the Northeast. • The mountains trap the cool air as well as cause rain to occur by pushing the cool, moist air up.
    • ForestsForests • Forests are the main type of vegetation of the Northeast. • Needleaf trees, broadleaf trees, ferns, fungi, and mosses are found here.
    • This map shows how the population of the Northeast is the largest toward the Atlantic Coast and is most dense in the stretch between Washington DC and New York City.