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The northeastern united states

  1. 1. The Northeastern United States Mr. Zunic 7 th Grade Geography
  2. 2. What states are included in the Northeastern U.S.? <ul><li>Maine </li></ul><ul><li>New Hampshire </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>West Virginia </li></ul>
  3. 4. Facts about the Northeast <ul><li>Smallest region in US </li></ul><ul><li>Highest population </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest concentration of cities, banks, factories, universities, & transportation centers. </li></ul><ul><li>New York is the country’s largest city </li></ul>
  4. 5. Megalopolis <ul><li>What is a megalopolis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Densely populated urban area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What cities are included in the Northeast megalopolis? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baltimore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Except for Washington D.C., how did the rest of these cities start? <ul><li>Founded in colonial times, grew up as important sea ports </li></ul><ul><li>Major Industrial & Financial Centers </li></ul>
  6. 8. What is Washington D.C? What does D.C. stand for? <ul><li>The United States Capital </li></ul><ul><li>D.C.- District of Columbia </li></ul>
  7. 10. Northeast into 2 Subregions <ul><li>New England Sates </li></ul><ul><li>Northeastern portion of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Atlantic States </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch from Appalachians to Atlantic Coast </li></ul>
  8. 11. New England: Landforms <ul><li>Small Ranges in Appalachian Mts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White Mts. (NH) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Mts. (VT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Longfellow Mts. (ME) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where are the only plains in New England? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Along the Atlantic coast and Connecticut river valley </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. New England: Landforms contd <ul><li>Describe New England’s coastline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern coast (ME)= rugged/rocky with inlets, bays & peninsulas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern coast is a Moraine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a Moraine? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A ridge of rocks piled up by ice sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where can one be found? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. New England Physical Features
  11. 14. New England: Climate <ul><li>Humid Continental </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn leaves attract tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Winter snow makes for great skiing </li></ul><ul><li>Summer-fog is common along the coast </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanes may strike southern New England </li></ul><ul><li>North Atlantic winter storms called Northeasters </li></ul>
  12. 15. New England: Economy <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dairy farming is most important agriculture activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short growing season & rocky terrain limit farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other crops include potatoes & cranberries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cool shallow water are good fishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cod & shellfish are valuable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US govt has rules to prevent over-fishing </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. New England: Economy <ul><li>Shipbuilding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major industry in colonial New England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builders used wood from the regions forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly all forests are second-growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools/Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yale, Harvard, MIT, UMass, Uconn, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. New England Economy
  15. 18. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms <ul><li>Coastal Plain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stretches across all Mid Atlantic States except West Virginia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This flat plain does not rise much above sea level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Island & Chesapeake are part of plain </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms contd <ul><li>What is an estuary? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body of water where salty seawater & freshwater meet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example of an estuary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chesapeake Bay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Piedmont </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Region slopes down from Appalachians to Costal Plain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where these areas meet, rivers plunge over rapids/waterfalls (Water Power) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms contd <ul><li>Appalachian Mountains </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Part of Appalachians crosses Mid Atlantic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several rivers pass through Mts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potomac, Susquehanna, Delaware, Hudson </li></ul></ul>
  18. 22. Mid Atlantic Physical Features
  19. 23. Middle Atlantic States Climates <ul><li>Two Major Climate Types </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Part-Humid Continental </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Part- Humid Subtropical </li></ul><ul><li>Summers are hot/humid </li></ul><ul><li>Northeasters in winter </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of Hurricanes </li></ul>
  20. 24. Middle Atlantic States Economy <ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil is better for farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, regions expanding cities have taken over most available farming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coal Mining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly in Appalachians of West Virginia and PA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coal is used in steel making industry (Pittsburgh) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing/Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major seaports allow easy access to shipping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourists visit natural or historic sites like Niagara Falls or Gettysburg </li></ul></ul>
  21. 26. Middle Atlantic Economy

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