The South Weather patterns bring moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to create a wet subtropical climate. This climate along with the rich soils found on the coastal plains are conducive to agriculture.
The South The FALL Line separates the piedmont from the coastal plains throughout the Southeast. Cities grew on the Fall line because river transportation from the coast ended at the waterfalls along the Fall line. Also, many textile factories were established here to take advantage of the cotton industry.
The South Oil in Texas and the Gulf states provide big industryopportunity. As oil production has declined in recent years, the production of petrochemicals has grown, including petroleum-based products like rubber.
The SouthSunbelt states, including those in the Southeast, have been gracious recipients of an industrial migration. Many industries relocated to the South because of:newer, better and more efﬁcient plants than those in the Northeast; cheaper land than thatfound in the megalopolises in the Northeast; cheaper labor costs Because of the climate, because labor unions were Tourism has also become a less common. big industry in the South.
The South Mexicans in Texas, Cubans in Florida, and African Americans throughout the south make for a rich diversity of population.