US - The Midwest
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  • 1. Midwest Steel and perceptions Auto Industry Great Lake States Cattle Farming Nation’s Breadbasket
  • 2. MidwestThe Badlands (South Dakota)
  • 3. MidwestMt. Rushmore (South Dakota)
  • 4. MidwestBlack Hills (South Dakota)
  • 5. MidwestTall Grass/Short Grass Prairies
  • 6. Midwest Agriculture Humus – an aspect of soil, very dark colored organicRelatively flat topography and rich mineral material, nutrient deposits from volcanic ash... rich. Humus combines with minerals to form soil. Soils in the Midwest are Humus-rich!
  • 7. Midwest Agriculture Grains like wheat and oats grow farther west where the climate is more arid. Hay and cattle farming are Leafy green plants like common farthercorn and soybeans grow in north warmer, wetter areas like where soils Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. are poorer.
  • 8. Midwest Agriculture as Industry Agricultural output is great in the Midwest, creating wealth and enough food to be exported to needy areas in the world.Invention of the grain combineallowed for more acreage to be farmed with less workers. Less profitable small farms gave way to industrial farms. As a result, lots of people moved to cities looking for work.
  • 9. Midwest Agriculture dominates cities and landscapesThe Grain Exchange dominates business in the cities... ...grain elevators dominate the landscape......and trains transport grains throughout the midwest.
  • 10. MidwestIron Ore and the Auto Industry Iron Ore is mined in the upper Midwest, transported across the Great Lakes, and used in the Auto Industry in Detroit.
  • 11. Midwest Major Cities