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America on the move

  1. 1. America on the Move<br />
  2. 2. The United States is a spacious country of varying terrains and climates. The population is concentrated in the Northeast, the South, the West and the Midwest. <br />
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  4. 4.  The Northeastern United States <br /> New England MaineNew HampshireVermont MassachusettsRhode IslandConnecticut<br />
  5. 5.  The Northeastern United States <br /> Mid-Atlantic States<br /> New Jersey<br /> New York <br /> Pennsylvania<br />
  6. 6.  The northeastern states possess a wide range of climates. Much of the region has hot, humid summers and moderately cold, snowy winters.<br />
  7. 7. The Northeast is an ethnically diverse region. It contains the highest concentration of Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans in the United States and high numbers of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.<br />
  8. 8. The Northeast is the richest region of the United States. Compared with other regions, the Northeast is more urban, more industrial, and more sophisticated. <br />
  9. 9. People on the Northeast are conscientious, hard-working, terse, frugal, cold and inhospitable to outsiders.<br />
  10. 10. New England’s colleges and universities are known all over the country for their high academic standards. The Northeast produced most of country’s writers, artists,and scholars.<br />
  11. 11. The Southern United States<br />South Atlantic States:VirginiaDelawareGeorgiaWest VirginiaMarylandFloridaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaDistrict of Columbia<br />
  12. 12. The Southern United States<br />East South Central States:AlabamaKentuckyMississippiTennessee<br />
  13. 13. The Southern United States<br />West South Central States:ArkansasLouisianaOklahomaTexas<br />
  14. 14. Southerners are most «native» of any region. One-party politics, agrarian traditions, racial tensions – all these are characteristic of the South.<br />
  15. 15. The South is a diverse meteorological region with numerous climatic zones, including temperate, sub-tropical, tropical, and arid--though the South is generally regarded as hot and humid, with long summers and short, mild winters.<br />
  16. 16. Southerners are more conservative, more religious and more violent than the rest of the country. They tend to be more mindful of social rank and have strong ties to hometown and family.<br />
  17. 17. Southern speech tends to be much slower and more musical. The South is also known for its music: the Negro spiritual, blues and jazz.<br />
  18. 18. In the last few decades, the South has become more industrialized and urban, attracting numerous national and international migrants. <br />
  19. 19. The West United States<br />Mountain StatesIdaho<br />Arizona<br />Wyoming<br />Colorado<br />Montana<br />Nevada<br />New Mexico<br />Utah<br />
  20. 20. The West United States<br /> Pacific States<br />Alaska<br />Washington<br />Hawaii<br />California<br />Oregon <br />
  21. 21. The western U.S. is the largest region, covering more than half the land area of the United States. It is also the most geographically diverse.<br />
  22. 22. As a very gross generalization, the climate of the West can be described as overall semiarid. Also, the climate of the West is quite unstable, and areas that are normally wet can be very dry for years and vice versa.<br />
  23. 23. The West's population (2000):- 68.5% White- 24.3% Hispanic or Latino - 7.9% Asian- 4.9% Black or African American<br />
  24. 24. Westerners like to think of themselves as independent, self-sufficient people, but they feel they can’t control their own destiny while Washington controls most of their land.<br />
  25. 25. Agriculture varies depending on rainfall, irrigation, soil, elevation, and temperature extremes. The arid regions generally support only livestock grazing, chiefly beef cattle. Irrigation allows the growing of great quantities of fruits, nuts, and vegetables as well as grain, hay, and flowers.<br />
  26. 26. The Midwestern United States<br /> East North Central States<br />Wisconsin <br />Illinois <br />Indiana <br />Michigan <br />Ohio<br />
  27. 27. The Midwestern United States<br />West North Central States <br />Iowa<br />Kansas<br />Minnesota<br />Missouri<br />Nebraska<br />North Dakota<br />South Dakota<br />
  28. 28. The Midwest is known as a region of small towns and huge tracts of farmland. Dominating the region’s commerce and industry is Chicago.<br />
  29. 29. The mid-western states are relatively flat, comprised either of plains or rolling and small hills.Prairies cover most of the states west of the Mississippi River. <br />
  30. 30. The Midwest is a region of humid continental climate with long summer. At winter time the temperature falls below 0. The Midwest is known for storms with torrential rain and sleet, flooding and strong tornadoes. <br />
  31. 31. Midwesterners are seen as commercially-minded, self-sufficient, optimistic, unsophisticated, and pragmatic. They despise losers and outsiders, including the authorities in Washington.<br />
  32. 32. The accents of the region are generally distinct from those of the South and many urban areas of the American Northeast. The accent of most of the Midwest is considered by many to be "standard" American English.<br />
  33. 33. The Midwestisthe most important agricultural areas of the USA. Occupying only one-fifth of U.S. territory, the region gives 45-50% of its agricultural products. About 50 million of cattle and pigs are concentrated in this region.<br />
  34. 34. Today, the Midwest is a region with very developed industry and agriculture, and with the lowest unemployment rate in the United States.<br />
  35. 35. Thanks for attention<br />

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