Southern Region States Native americans, early European settlers (Spanish, English, German, French, Irish) enslaved Africans Maintain strong loyalty to family ties More conservative than non-Southeners in the areas of religion, morality, international relations and race relations Long summers and short, mild winters Crops grow easily in the South Highest religious attendance figures in the nation (Protestant Christianity)
Southern Region States LOWER PERCENTAGES than the rest of the US: High school graduates Housing values Household income Cost of living
Arkansas (AR) Pronounced as ARkanSAW – to honor the Indians who originally inhabited the state Mount Ida is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. Alma claims to be the Spinach Capital of the World General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock Milk is the official state beverage
Arkansas (AR) Hope city, where bill Clinton was born French interpretation of a Sioux word: acansa, meaning "downstream place STATE MOTTO: regnat populous = the people rule
Florida (FL) internationally known for tennis, golf, auto racing, and water sports Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream in Miami Beach first bank automated teller machine Dive Capital of the World.
Florida (FL) STATE MOTTO: In God We Trust It expresses a definite faith in a deity referred to as God
Georgia (GA) number one producer of the three Ps-- peanuts, pecans, and peaches in the US Watermelon capital of the world. Empire State of the South / Peach State and Cracker State Where Coca-Cola was invented worlds largest college campus (Berry College) Juliette Gordon Low founded the girl Scouts of America
Georgia (GA) STATE MOTTO: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
North Carolina (NC) Largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Where Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile production Where Dawson’s creek was filmed Where the first airplane was flown
North Carolina (NC) STATE MOTTO: "Esse Quam Videri" or On Friendship
Tennessee (TN) Turtle Capital of the World Lost Sea in Sweetwater, the largest underground lake in the US West Tennessee: most of state’s cotton is grown East Tennessee: the Great Smoky Mountains Middle Tennessee: fine horses and mules
Tennessee (TN) STATE MOTTO: Agriculture and Commerce
Virginia (VA) Known for the tobacco industry nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" ◦ 8 presidents were born in Virginia ◦ 7 presidents buried in Virginia ◦ 6 presidents’ wives were born in Virginia Where the Pentagon is located Home base for the United States Navys Atlantic Fleet.
Virginia (VA)STATE MOTTO: "Thus always to tyrants" = Get your foot off my neck originated with Marcus Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar