Первый слайд презентации: Geography of the United States of America
Слайд 2: Four U.S. states border Mexico
1. California 2. Arizona 4. Texas 3. New Mexico
Слайд 3: Thirteen states border Canada
1. Washington 2. Idaho 3. Montana 4. North Dakota 5. Minnesota
Now where is state number 13? 9. New York 10. Vermont 11. New Hampshire 12. Maine
Слайд 6: In addition to fifty states, there are five U.S. territories
Two are in the Atlantic: Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands And three are in the Pacific: American Samoa Northern Mariana Islands Guam
The most famous landmark in America is the Statue of Liberty ( Liberty Island in New York Harbor )
Слайд 8: The capital of the United States is Washington, D.C
D. C. stands for District of Columbia. The District of Columbia is not a state.
Слайд 11: American Indians (Native Americans)
The best-known tribe in North Carolina is the Cherokee. There are many other Indian tribes across the United States. Which ones can you name?
Слайд 13: Regions of the United States
Northeast South Midwest West
Слайд 14: The Northeast
Northeast Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia
Слайд 15: Physical Geography of Northeast
Northern Appalachian mountains run through most of the northeastern states, causing little farmland, except in valley areas Deep bays exist, allowing for port towns Jagged, rocky coastline in northern areas
Слайд 16: Climate and Vegetation of Northeast: Humid Continental
No Dry Season - the area receives precipitation throughout the year. Cold, snowy winters and hot summers. Moderate growing season that decreases to north. Vegetation is mixed forests with deciduous and coniferous trees.
Слайд 17: Historical Geography of the Northeast
The Northeast has the longest history of European settlement. Historically, the Northeast has been the gateway to immigrants. Established itself as the financial and manufacturing hub early in the industrial revolution.
Слайд 18: Population Geography of the Northeast
Population is concentrated in the Megalopolis that runs from Boston to Washington (AKA Bosnywash). This is the most densely populated region in the United States.
Слайд 19: Land Use in the Northeast
Dairy Farming Farming Timber Maritime Activity Some Mining Note: As you go north, the growing season shortens, which limits farming. In part of the Northeast, timber is a primary economic activity.
Слайд 20: Economic Geography
Northeast is the heart of the Manufacturing core, but lately has been termed the RUST BELT. This extends into the Midwest. Why was it called the Rust belt? Where have industries relocated? Why?
Слайд 21: New England Legacy
New England is famous for its “prep schools” and is home to some of the most elite Universities in the world: Harvard, Yale, MIT, Boston College, Brown, Dartmouth, etc. One of the best resources New England has is its educated population.
Слайд 22: New England Politics
New England is generally progressive in politics and states usually are affiliated with the Democratic party, although some rural areas tend to vote Republican.
Слайд 23: The South
States included: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Transition States: Virginia, W. Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas
Слайд 24: Climate and Vegetation of the South
Humid subtropical, with hot, humid summers and long growing season. Winters are mild, seldom snow. No dry season. Vegetation : Mixed forests. The South is known for plants such as live oaks, magnolia trees, flowering dogwoods.
Слайд 25: Economic Geography of the South
Historically based on agriculture, with tobacco and cotton being the first cash crops. Fishing is a common activity in Gulf Coast States. Tourism along the Gulf Coast, especially Florida. Oil Industry is located in the Gulf and in cities like Houston and Beaumont, close to continental shelf drilling.
Слайд 26: Political Activity
The South is known for its conservatism. The Republican Party dominates the South as a result. Resistance to same-sex marriage, abortion, feminism, desegregation, and the abolition of slavery are part of the political history of the South.
Слайд 27: Midwest
Included States: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Transition States: Pennsylvania, Missouri
Слайд 28: Physical Geography of Midwest
Flat landscape, with river basins. Distinctive Great Lakes, which provide for shipping.
Слайд 29: Climate of the Midwest: Humid Continental
No Dry Season- this area receives precipitation throughout the year. Cold, snowy winters and hot summers. Moderate growing season that decreases as you go north. Vegetation is mixed forests with deciduous and coniferous trees.
Слайд 30: Historical Geography of the Midwest
The Mid-west was considered the “Western Frontier”, hence the name. Historically known as the breadbasket of the U.S., as this is also an agricultural region. Also known as a manufacturing, blue-collar hub of the U.S.
Слайд 31: Population
Large cities include Chicago and Detroit The region is evenly distributed. Population is dense along the Great Lakes.
Слайд 32: Economic Geography
Dairy Farming in Wisconsin and Minnesota Fruit Orchards in Michigan Corn in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa Manufacturing in urban cities along Great Lakes, like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago (Steel Towns).
Corn is most notably grown, but soybeans, wheat, and fruits orchards are also commonly found throughout the Midwest. In which state in the Midwest are dairy products famous?
Слайд 34: Great Plains Region
Strip of States through the center of the Country. Includes: Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Transition States: Oklahoma, Panhandle of Texas, Eastern Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. ,
Слайд 35: Physical Geography of the Great Plains
The Great Plains are also called the High Plains, as the elevation increases gradually as you go west. Generally flat with some rolling hills. Major River Basins: Red River, Arkansas River, Platte River, and the Missouri River.
Слайд 36: Climate of the Great Plains
This area receives little rainfall (less than 18 in. a year on average). Cold Winters, especially in the northern areas.
Слайд 37: Historical Geography of the Great Plains
Before Americans settled the frontier, the Great Plains was home to several Indigenous culture, most notably the Sioux and the Cheyenne. During the 19 th century, the Great Plains became the staging point of war between the native people and the American settlers.
Слайд 38: Homestead Act of 1862
This act provided each settler with 160 acres of land, as long as he cultivated the land. This caused a rush of settlers to the Great Plains region in the 1800s. Ironically, the Great Plains has lost a third of its population since 1920. Kansas has 6,000 ghost towns.
Слайд 39: Population of the Great Plains: Rural and declining
Слайд 40: Mountain and Basin States
States included: New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona Transitions: Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are also Great Plains States Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Utah, Nevada.
Слайд 41: Physical Geography
Characterized by the steep and jagged Rocky Mountain Range
Слайд 42: Climate
Highland climate is found throughout the Rockies Deserts In general, the area is arid. Farming is done with irrigation.
Слайд 43: Historical Geography
Mining towns Outlaws (Wild West) Cattle/Sheep Grazing Reservation Lands Las Vegas and Reno- Gambling towns National Park Service
Слайд 44: Population Geography
Not densely populated. Major urban centers include: Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix.
Слайд 45: Economic Activity
Grazing Mining Tourism Lumber
Слайд 46: Pacific Coast States
California, Oregon and Washington
Слайд 47: Physical Geography of West Coast
Mountain Ranges (Sierra Nevada and the Cascades) and Rocky coastlines due to subduction forces. Physical hazard exist across the region due to tectonic forces.
Слайд 48: Southern California
The continual presence of natural hazards, including fire, flood, earthquakes, and intense drought, has done little to reduce the growth of this area San Andreas Fault Los Angeles is the 2 nd largest city in the U.S.
Слайд 49: Population Geography
More dense along the coastal areas, especially between San Diego, LA, and San Francisco. Other urban centers exist around Seattle and Portland.
Слайд 50: Economic Activity
Movie Industry Wine (Napa and Sonoma) Tourism Fishing on the coast
Последний слайд презентации: Geography of the United States of America: Western Politics
The West coast states are known for their liberalism in politics. Examples: Oregon has legalized euthanasia, all have legalized medicinal marijuana, California recognizes same-sex marriage