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New England Region

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New England Region

  1. 1. What’s Special About New England? Think about the region in which you live. What would a visitor notice?
  2. 2. Where People Live <ul><li>6 States in the East form the region of New England </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecticut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Hampshire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhode Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who were the first Europeans to come here? <ul><li>John Smith mapped the region in 1614 and gave the region its name. </li></ul><ul><li>The first settlers in Boston were the </li></ul><ul><li>Puritans . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boston <ul><li>Boston is the largest city in the New England region. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also the capital of Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the city is the financial and trading center of New England. Banking, insurance, and other business services support the economy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Boston and Beyond <ul><li>Today, people in Boston have come from many places. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin America </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mid-1800s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many immigrants from Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late-1800s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many immigrants from Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After World War I (1918) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African Americans moved from the southern states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1950s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thousands of people moved from the city of Boston to is suburbs. </li></ul></ul>Immigration to Boston
  7. 7. Boston Today <ul><li>Factories make many goods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>high technology products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishing and printing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Schools and Churches <ul><li>Puritans settled in Boston, and set-up many schools and churches. </li></ul><ul><li>1635: Puritans built the first free school in America </li></ul><ul><li>1636: Puritans built Harvard, the first American college, which later became a university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University: a school with several colleges that each focus on one area of study </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Schools and Churches Continued… <ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New England region has hundreds of colleges and universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also has many churches, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Rural New England <ul><li>Most of the rural areas of New England are in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. </li></ul><ul><li>The rugged land has cold winters. </li></ul><ul><li>New Englanders live mostly in valleys and lowlands. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Life in Rural New England <ul><li>Most are NOT farmers! </li></ul><ul><li>Many work in service industries, such as tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Others work in manufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing: making goods from other materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many are commuters. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commuter: travels between home and work each day </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Life in Rural New England Continued… <ul><li>Few Farmers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The soil is rocky and the growing season is short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If they are farmers, they usually produce only one crop, such as blueberries or potatoes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others raise dairy cows </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Vacationing in New England <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston’s Freedom Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonial villages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ski on mountains in the winter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relax on sandy beaches in the summer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog Sled Derby in New Hampshire in winter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maple Festival in Vermont in April </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobster Festival in Maine in August </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. To Summarize New England Boston is its financial center. It is a diverse region. New England New England Visitors enjoy its history and geography. Puritans started its education system. It is a diverse region.
  15. 15. Why it Matters <ul><li>New England’s history and social institutions helped shape its culture! </li></ul>

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