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  • 1. Southern Region States
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. Southern Region States LOWER PERCENTAGES than the rest of the US:  High school graduates  Housing values  Household income  Cost of living
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Arkansas (AR) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Florida (FL) STATE MOTTO: In God We Trust It expresses a definite faith in a deity referred to as God
  • 9. Florida (FL) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Georgia (GA) STATE MOTTO: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
  • 12. Georgia (GA) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 13. 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
  • 14. North Carolina (NC) STATE MOTTO: "Esse Quam Videri" or On Friendship
  • 15. North Carolina (NC) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Tennessee (TN) STATE MOTTO: Agriculture and Commerce
  • 18. Tennessee (TN) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Virginia (VA)STATE MOTTO: "Thus always to tyrants" = Get your foot off my neck originated with Marcus Brutus during the assassination of Julius Caesar
  • 21. Virginia (VA) EXAMPLE OF THEIR ACCENT
  • 22. THE END