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Southeast Review


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Notes on the Southeast States

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Southeast Review

  1. 1. Southeast Review Chapter 6
  2. 2. Southeast <ul><li>Everglades National Park in Florida </li></ul><ul><li>More than 300 kinds of birds live here. </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the southern tip of Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>A swamp is a low area of land covered by water at least part of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the Sun Belt. The Sun Belt stretches from Florida to California. </li></ul><ul><li>States in the Sun Belt have a mild climate all year long. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Southeast <ul><li>Jamestown Virginia: England’s 1st American Colony. </li></ul><ul><li>1607 settlers from England chose this spot on the James River to build a colony. </li></ul><ul><li>Times were very tough. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1619 things were looking up. </li></ul><ul><li>Coal Mine in Appalachia. </li></ul><ul><li>Appalachia is to hilly for farming, but it is rich in minerals. </li></ul><ul><li>Coal is the region’s most important mineral. </li></ul><ul><li>Coal is used to heat homes and produce electricity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Southeast <ul><li>Musical Memphis </li></ul><ul><li>Memphis is the center of the Mississippi Delta region. </li></ul><ul><li>Home of the Blues (Memphis Blues) </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1800’s, the rich soil attracted cotton planters to the region. </li></ul><ul><li>The French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>French colonists built the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Birthplace of jazz. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Southeast <ul><li>Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Another name for oil is petroleum. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil is used to make petrochemicals. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil workers build huge rigs to hold their machinery. </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Plantation is a large farm. </li></ul><ul><li>Many slaves worked on these plantations. </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil War ended slavery. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Southeast <ul><li>Montgomery, Alabama: Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Segregation is the separation of people because of race. </li></ul>