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  • 1. Geography
    Aimee Darrow
    Keara Atura
    Kelsey Feaman
  • 2. Depending on where you look, there are different states in different regions. We are going to be looking at the 8 different regions that make up the United States of America.
    Due to the Census not yet being updated for the year 2010. Our population is going off of the Census Bureau's collection from 2000.
  • 3. New England States
    The New England region of the United States is located in the upper northeastern corner of the country.
    New England is perhaps the best-defined region of the United States, with more uniformity and more of a shared heritage than other regions of the country.
    Population (2000): 13,922,517
    Together, the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions are generally referred to as the Northeastern region of the United States.
    Fun Fact: New England has been known for its more liberal politics. The region abolished the death penalty for crimes like robbery and burglary before most of the country. Today, only New Hampshire and Connecticut allow executions at all. In 2005, Connecticut carried out an execution which was the first in New England since 1960.
    Connecticut (CT) 3,405,565
Maine (ME) 1,274,923 
Massachusetts (MA) 6,349,097
New Hampshire (NH) 1,235,786
Rhode Island (RI) 1,048,319 
Vermont (VT) 608,827
  • 4. Delaware (DE) 783,600
Maryland (MD) 5,600,388
New Jersey (MD) 8,414,350
New York (NY) 18,976,457
    Pennsylvania (PA) 12,281,054
Virginia (VA) 7,567,465
West Virginia (WV) 1,808,344
    Mid-Atlantic States
    The Mid-Atlantic States (also called Middle Atlantic States) of the United States traditionally refers to that section of the Atlantic Seaboard between New England and the South.
    The definition always includes New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and usually includes Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Virginia and West Virginia are sometimes included as well.
    Population (2000): 55,431,658
    Fun Fact: Six of the First ten presidents hailed from the Mid-Atlantic region. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Jr were all born in the same state – Virginia
  • 5. Southern States
    Alabama (AL) 4,447,100
Arkansas (AR) 2,673,400 
Florida (FLA) 15,982,378
Georgia (GA) 8,186,453
Kentucky (KY) 4,173,405 
Louisiana (LA) 4,468,976 
Mississippi (MS) 2,844,658 
North Carolina (NC) 8,049,313 
South Carolina (SC) 4,012,012
Tennessee (TN) 5,689,283
    The Southern United States - commonly referred to as the American South or simply The South
    Population (2000): 60, 546, 978
    The South was the first region in the United States to promote state funded universities. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the country
    Constitutes a large distinctive region in the southeastern and south-central United States.
    Because of the region's unique cultural and historic heritage,the South has developed its own customs, literature, musical styles, and more.
  • 6. Great Lake States
    Illinois (IL) 12,419,293
Indiana (IN) 6,080,517
Michigan (MI) 9,938,445
Ohio (OH) 11,353,140
Wisconsin (WI) 5,363,675
    Border states of Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior
    Referred to as the “third coast” opposed to the East and West Coast
    Population in 2000 = 45,155,070
    Fun Fact: Chicago, Illinois “The Windy City” is the largest city in the Great Lakes Region
  • 7. Midwestern States
    Iowa (IA) 2,926,324
Kansas (KS) 2,688,418
Minnesota (MN) 4,919,479
Missouri (MO) 5,595,211
Nebraska (NE) 1,711,263
North Dakota (ND) 642,200
South Dakota (SD) 754,844
    The north central states of the U.S.
    Relatively flat- Urbanized/ pastoral agriculture area
    Population in 2000 = 19,237,739
    Fun Fact: Midwest is home to the famous monument Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota
  • 8. Southwestern States
    Arizona (AZ) 5,130,632
Nevada (NV) 1,988,258
New Mexico (NM) 1,928,384
Oklahoma (OK) 3,450,654
Texas (TX) 20,851,820
    Warmer than the north & drier than the east
    High American Indian, Spanish American and Mexican American population
    U.S. won ownership of the southwest after the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848-
    Fun Fact: Although the Southwest is less densely populated than neighboring areas it still holds some large cities. Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Dallas are all in the top ten most populated U.S. cities
  • 9. Mountain States
    Colorado (CO) 4,301,261
Idaho (ID) 1,293,953
Montana (MT) 902,195
Utah (UT) 2,233,169
Wyoming (WY) 493,782
    It’s called the Mountain states because it refers to the Rocky Mountains, which runs north south throughout the division.
    Fun Fact: The Mountains States Region is home to the 'Niagara of the West.' Shoshone Falls has a drop of 212 feet, which is higher than Niagara Falls.
    Population (2000): 9,224,360
    Since the late 1960s, the Mountain States have moved to challenge the Southern States for the distinction of being the nation's most politically Republican geographical entity
  • 10. All have coastlines that are on the Pacific Ocean
    Population (2000): 45,025,637
    The Northwest Coast of the Early and Middle Holocene of prehistory consists of the Pacific coastline from the mouth of Copper River in Alaska to the Klamath River in northern California.
    Fun Fact: The Pacific region is home to the largest waterfall in North America. Yosemite Falls in California drops a total of 2425 feet, making it the 6th largest waterfall in the world.
    Pacific States
    Alaska (AK) 626,932
California (CA) 33,871,648
Hawaii (HI) 1,211,537
Oregon (OR) 3,421,399
Washington (WA) 5,894,121
  • 11. Directions
    First, find the state that matches the name at the top of the map. Then click on that state and find an interesting fact about each state to share with your classmates.
    Table 1 New England States
    Table 2 Mid-Atlantic States
    Table 3 Southwestern States
    Table 4 Great Lakes States
    Table 5 Midwestern States
    Table 6 Southwestern States
    Table 7 Mountain States
    Table 8 Pacific States