The NortheastMajor Cities: New York Boston Philadelphia Major Resources: Coal, Fishing, Rivers
The NortheastThe paddlewheel on fast ﬂowing rivers combined withnatural harbors along the coast led to thecreation of factories ...an abundance of factories combined with natural ports for trade in turn that manufactured gave rise to the a dense population shoes, cotton cloth, along the northeast coast and the and other goods... establishment of a MEGALOPOLIS
The NortheastSerious Issues in the Northeast include:Declining population (Philadelphia lost nearly half a million people atthe turn of the century)Smaller tax base to collect money for basic services like ﬁre andpolice protectionConcerns about water shortage and adequate space for wastedisposal Still, the area is considered to be the Business Capital of the World and a vital center for Industry and trade.
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