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World Geography Chapter 6 A Profile of the  United States Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prent...
World Geography Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. All righ...
A Resource-Rich Nation <ul><li>How do natural resources promote the economic success of the United States? </li></ul><ul><...
An Abundance of Natural Resources 1
An Abundance of Natural Resources <ul><li>The United States is a wealthy nation, with the world’s highest gross national p...
Transportation and Communication <ul><li>The development of steamboats,  canals,  and railroads made moving goods cheaper ...
Respecting Individual Freedoms <ul><li>The political system of the United States has been vital to the economic success of...
Section 1 Review <ul><li>The United States produces one fifth of the world’s supply of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) coal. </li...
Section 1 Review <ul><li>The United States produces one fifth of the world’s supply of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) coal. </li...
A Nation of Cities <ul><li>How have metropolitan areas in the United States been affected by changes in transportation tec...
Metropolitan Areas and Transportation <ul><li>A  metropolitan area  comprises a major city and its surrounding suburbs, an...
The Impact of Migration <ul><li>Advances in transportation technology allowed people more freedom to select where business...
Cities and Towns 2
Cities and Towns <ul><li>Urban places are often discussed in terms of  hierarchy,  or rank, according to their function. <...
Section 2 Review <ul><li>What transportation technology has promoted the growth of suburbs?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) rail...
Section 2 Review <ul><li>What transportation technology has promoted the growth of suburbs?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) rail...
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  1. 1. World Geography Chapter 6 A Profile of the United States Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. World Geography Copyright © 2003 by Pearson Education, Inc., publishing as Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. All rights reserved. Section 1: A Resource-Rich Nation Section 2: Nation of Cities Chapter 6: A Profile of the United States
  3. 3. A Resource-Rich Nation <ul><li>How do natural resources promote the economic success of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are transportation and communication the keys to economic development? </li></ul><ul><li>How does respect for individual freedoms encourage economic growth? </li></ul>1
  4. 4. An Abundance of Natural Resources 1
  5. 5. An Abundance of Natural Resources <ul><li>The United States is a wealthy nation, with the world’s highest gross national product (GNP), or total value of a nation’s output of goods and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Land is one of the United States’ most abundant natural resources. Nearly half of the land in the country, other than Alaska, is used for raising crops or animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Forests provide material for a wide array of products. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil, natural gas, and coal are vital to the energy supply and economy, but they are in limited supply. </li></ul>1
  6. 6. Transportation and Communication <ul><li>The development of steamboats, canals, and railroads made moving goods cheaper and quicker during the 1800s. </li></ul><ul><li>The development of the automobile and diesel engine heralded the next revolution in transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1950s, an interstate highway system began to be built to link major cities across the country. </li></ul><ul><li>The telegraph revolutionized communication. </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet, telephones, satellites, and other forms of telecommunication, or communication by electronic means, are becoming increasingly important to doing business. </li></ul>1
  7. 7. Respecting Individual Freedoms <ul><li>The political system of the United States has been vital to the economic success of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>The government established in 1789 reflected a shared belief in individual equality, opportunity, and freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>These ideals supported an economic system based on capitalism, or free enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the notions behind free enterprise is the belief that any hardworking individual can find opportunity and success in the United States. </li></ul>1
  8. 8. Section 1 Review <ul><li>The United States produces one fifth of the world’s supply of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) coal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) zinc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) petroleum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) copper. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which invention revolutionized communication in the 1800s? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) steam engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) printing press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) Internet </li></ul></ul>Want to connect to the World Geography link for this section? Click Here! 1
  9. 9. Section 1 Review <ul><li>The United States produces one fifth of the world’s supply of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) coal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) zinc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) petroleum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) copper. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which invention revolutionized communication in the 1800s? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) steam engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) printing press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) Internet </li></ul></ul>Want to connect to the World Geography link for this section? Click Here! 1
  10. 10. A Nation of Cities <ul><li>How have metropolitan areas in the United States been affected by changes in transportation technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Why have many Americans migrated to the South and West? </li></ul><ul><li>How do cities interconnect with smaller towns based on function and size? </li></ul>2
  11. 11. Metropolitan Areas and Transportation <ul><li>A metropolitan area comprises a major city and its surrounding suburbs, and it might also include nearby smaller communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The value of a city’s location is affected by changes in transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>Canals and railroads provided new links between cities, and cities along railroads grew as a result. </li></ul><ul><li>Automobiles gave Americans new freedom to travel anyplace where there were roads. </li></ul><ul><li>The increased availability of automobiles and public transportation such as trolleys, subways, and railroads allowed people to travel longer distances to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Suburbs grew as people and businesses moved to the fringes of cities. </li></ul>2
  12. 12. The Impact of Migration <ul><li>Advances in transportation technology allowed people more freedom to select where businesses would operate and where they would live. </li></ul><ul><li>Many people now choose locations they feel have the best possible surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Cities in the South and West, where winters are less severe, have flourished. </li></ul><ul><li>Other large population centers have maintained their positions because they offer many jobs and varied activities. </li></ul>2
  13. 13. Cities and Towns 2
  14. 14. Cities and Towns <ul><li>Urban places are often discussed in terms of hierarchy, or rank, according to their function. </li></ul><ul><li>A large city is called a metropolis and has large hinterlands, or areas of influence. </li></ul><ul><li>A metropolis provides many cultural and economic services to its hinterlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller cities have a more limited range of activities and smaller hinterlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Small towns and villages provide limited, basic services. </li></ul>2
  15. 15. Section 2 Review <ul><li>What transportation technology has promoted the growth of suburbs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) railroads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) canals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) steamboats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The area of influence of a city is called its </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) region. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) hierarchy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) hinterland. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) metropolitan area. </li></ul></ul>Want to connect to the World Geography link for this section? Click Here! 2
  16. 16. Section 2 Review <ul><li>What transportation technology has promoted the growth of suburbs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) railroads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) canals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) steamboats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The area of influence of a city is called its </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a) region. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) hierarchy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) hinterland. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d) metropolitan area. </li></ul></ul>Want to connect to the World Geography link for this section? Click Here! 2
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