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  • 1. The Northeastern United States Mr. Zunic 7 th Grade Geography
  • 2. What states are included in the Northeastern U.S.?
    • Maine
    • New Hampshire
    • Vermont
    • Massachusetts
    • Connecticut
    • Rhode Island
    • New York
    • Delaware
    • Maryland
    • Pennsylvania
    • West Virginia
  • 3.  
  • 4. Facts about the Northeast
    • Smallest region in US
    • Highest population
    • Greatest concentration of cities, banks, factories, universities, & transportation centers.
    • New York is the country’s largest city
  • 5. Megalopolis
    • What is a megalopolis?
      • Densely populated urban area
    • What cities are included in the Northeast megalopolis?
      • Boston
      • New York
      • Philadelphia
      • Baltimore
      • Washington D.C.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Except for Washington D.C., how did the rest of these cities start?
    • Founded in colonial times, grew up as important sea ports
    • Major Industrial & Financial Centers
  • 8. What is Washington D.C? What does D.C. stand for?
    • The United States Capital
    • D.C.- District of Columbia
  • 9.  
  • 10. Northeast into 2 Subregions
    • New England Sates
    • Northeastern portion of the country
    • Middle Atlantic States
    • Stretch from Appalachians to Atlantic Coast
  • 11. New England: Landforms
    • Small Ranges in Appalachian Mts.
      • White Mts. (NH)
      • Green Mts. (VT)
      • Longfellow Mts. (ME)
    • Where are the only plains in New England?
      • Along the Atlantic coast and Connecticut river valley
  • 12. New England: Landforms contd
    • Describe New England’s coastline
      • Northern coast (ME)= rugged/rocky with inlets, bays & peninsulas
      • Southern coast is a Moraine
    • What is a Moraine?
      • A ridge of rocks piled up by ice sheets
    • Where can one be found?
      • Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
  • 13. New England Physical Features
  • 14. New England: Climate
    • Humid Continental
    • Autumn leaves attract tourists
    • Winter snow makes for great skiing
    • Summer-fog is common along the coast
    • Hurricanes may strike southern New England
    • North Atlantic winter storms called Northeasters
  • 15. New England: Economy
    • Agriculture
      • Dairy farming is most important agriculture activity
      • Short growing season & rocky terrain limit farming
      • Other crops include potatoes & cranberries
    • Fishing
      • Cool shallow water are good fishing
      • Cod & shellfish are valuable
      • US govt has rules to prevent over-fishing
  • 16. New England: Economy
    • Shipbuilding
      • Major industry in colonial New England
      • Builders used wood from the regions forests
      • Nearly all forests are second-growth
    • Schools/Universities
      • Yale, Harvard, MIT, UMass, Uconn, etc…
  • 17. New England Economy
  • 18. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms
    • Coastal Plain
      • Stretches across all Mid Atlantic States except West Virginia
      • This flat plain does not rise much above sea level
      • Long Island & Chesapeake are part of plain
  • 19. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms contd
    • What is an estuary?
      • Body of water where salty seawater & freshwater meet
    • Example of an estuary
      • Chesapeake Bay
    • Piedmont
      • Region slopes down from Appalachians to Costal Plain
      • Where these areas meet, rivers plunge over rapids/waterfalls (Water Power)
  • 20.  
  • 21. Middle Atlantic States: Landforms contd
    • Appalachian Mountains
      • Northern Part of Appalachians crosses Mid Atlantic
      • Several rivers pass through Mts.
      • Potomac, Susquehanna, Delaware, Hudson
  • 22. Mid Atlantic Physical Features
  • 23. Middle Atlantic States Climates
    • Two Major Climate Types
    • Northern Part-Humid Continental
    • Southern Part- Humid Subtropical
    • Summers are hot/humid
    • Northeasters in winter
    • Possibility of Hurricanes
  • 24. Middle Atlantic States Economy
    • Agriculture
      • Soil is better for farming
      • However, regions expanding cities have taken over most available farming
    • Coal Mining
      • Mainly in Appalachians of West Virginia and PA
      • Coal is used in steel making industry (Pittsburgh)
    • Manufacturing/Service
      • Major seaports allow easy access to shipping
      • Tourists visit natural or historic sites like Niagara Falls or Gettysburg
  • 25.  
  • 26. Middle Atlantic Economy