Friday, 11 February 2011
The northeast of united states of America comprises 2 groups of states:
New England:, Maine, Massachusetts, Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Middle Atlantic States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
DEMOGRAPHY, INDUSTRIES, CULTURE
New York is the most populated city with 22,232,494 of people. The second city is Boston with 5,827,962 of people and third it is Boston with 4,482,857 of people. New England has played a dominant role in American history. Until well into the 19th century, New England was the country's cultural and economic center. The earliest European settlers of New England were English Protestants who came in search of religious liberty. New York and Pennsylvania became centers of heavy industry(iron, glass and steel) Bliliography: FERNÁNDEZ CASAS, ESTHER GROUP AA
New York is the most populated city with 22,232,494 of people. The second city is Boston with 5,827,962 of people and third it is Boston with 4,482,857 of people.
New England has played a dominant role in American history. Until well into the 19th century, New England was the country's cultural and economic center. The earliest European settlers of New England were English Protestants who came in search of religious liberty.
New York and Pennsylvania became centers of heavy industry(iron, glass and steel)
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|The Western States.|
The West traditionally refers to the region comprising the western most state of the United States.And it includes thirteen states : Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
4. Beyond the deserts lie the Rocky Mountains, which run from New Mexico to Alaska. The Rocky Mountain Region is the highest overall area of the United States. The tallest peaks of the Rockies are found in central and western Colorado.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
The region consists of 12 states:
The settlement of the area began in the 17th century because of the French exploration of the region. In 1763 their control over the area of Mississippi River ended as a conclusion of the French and Indian War. Later, British colonists began to expand into the Ohio Country during the period of the 1750s.
● To the development of the Midwest, two waterways have been very important. The first was the Ohio River, which flowed into the Mississippi River. The second was the network of routes within the Great Lakes. The Erie Canal completed an all-water shipping route, so Lakeport and River cities grew up to start these new shipping routes.
● In the middle of the 19th century the region got its first railroads. The railroad junction in Chicago grew to be the world’s largest.
The population of automobiles and buses travelling was growing very quickly. Henry Ford and Charles Kettering, the inventor of the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline, were products of the Midwest, as were the Wright brothers.
● The Northwest Ordinance region, which could be also called the heart of Midwest, was the first region of the United States that prohibited slavery.
Democratic notions were brought by American Revolutionary veterans.
● Like the most regions of the United States, the region of Midwest is mostly Christian. Roman Catholicism is the largest religious domination, although there are other religions as: Southern Baptists, Lutherans, Judaism and Islam. More or less 50% of the people in the Midwest regularly go to church.
● A large African-American urban population lives in the most of the region’s major cities because of the 20th century migration from the South. There is a huge combination of industry and cultures, blues, jazz and rock and roll led to a musical creativity in the 20th century who has produced new music genres such as the Motown Sound and techno from Detroit and house & blues music from Chicago.
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States what compound the mid-west
The region consists of twelve states in the north-central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Traditional definitions of the Midwest include the Northwest Ordinance "Old Northwest" states and many states that were part of the Louisiana Purchase. The states of the Old Northwest are also known as "Great Lakes states". Many of the Louisiana Purchase states are also known as "Great Plains states".
- City lifestyle
The towns and cities of the midwest each present the natural surroundings specific to their area to the visitor in grand form.
The larger cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay house an eclectic selection of arts and cultures.
- Rural lifestyle
The people of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Illinois share the rich soil and abundant flora and wildlife of the Midwest. Much of the rural area consists of both working and hobby farms and ranches.
- Exploration and early settlement
European settlement of the area began in the 17th century following French exploration of the region. The region's fertile soil made it possible for farmers to produce abundant harvests of cereal crops such as corn, oats, and, most importantly, wheat. The region was known as "breadbasket".
- Development of transportation
Two waterways were important to its development -the first and foremost was the Ohio River and the network of routes within the Great Lakes-.
During the mid-19th century the region got its first railroads, and the railroad junction in Chicago grew to be the world's largest. Even today, a century after Henry Ford, six Class I railroads meet in Chicago.
Competition with a growing population of automobiles and buses traveling on paved highways led to a decline in the interurban and other railroad passenger business.
- 19th century sectional conflict
The Northwest Ordinance region, comprising the heart of the Midwest, was the first large region of the United States that prohibited slavery.
NOTHEAST OF USA
United States is divided in five regions. One of them is Northeast. Northeast is composed of eleven states. They are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania. New England or Northeast has played a dominant role in American history. Until well into the 19th century, New England was the country's cultural and economic center. The earliest European settlers of New England were English Protestants who came in search of religious liberty.New England is also important for the cultural contribution it has made to the nation.
New Englanders are known for their hard work, shrewdness, thrift and ingenuity.
A group of people called the Amish live in Pennsylvania. They have an agricultural economy and also make most of the things that they use. Because of their religious beliefs, they do not use electricity or telephones in their homes, or use cars or tractors. They travel by horse and buggy.
The Northeast has a varied climate, with four seasons each year. The winters are cold, the summers can be hot. The temperature becomes colder as you travel northward.
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- Division 1 (East North Central) Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
- Division 2 (West North Central) Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa.
-Hawaii is the unique place on the Asian Americans white is higher than the number of the American residents.
-California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona have large Hispanic populations, as well as Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
-In Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Colorado Springs and parts of Arizona, we can find the most American west black population.
-Alaska has a lot of national Parks and wildlife’s shelters.
-The second largest city in the nation, Los Angeles is best known as the home of the Hollywood film industry; this area also was a major center for the aerospace industry by World War II. And this is the place where more population is.
-Talking about culture, the Old West it is known by its history and legends of cowboys, cowgirls and also de Native Americans (their battles against European settlers)
-Interesting facts of the American Indians are the religious practices, dances of different tribes and their art, specially the handmade jewellery.
-Western saloon: kind of bar which customers were cowboys, soldiers, fur trappers and miners. Sometimes they offered dancing girls, poker, and usually incorporated piano players to entertain the customers
Sources: www.wikipedia.com, www.thewildwest.org
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The midwestern United States is one of the four geographic regions within the United States of America.
The region consist of 12 states in the north-central United States:
A 2006 Census Bureau estimate the population at 66.217.736
Religiously is mostly Christian.
Because of 20th century migration form the south, a large African-American urban population lives in most of the region's major cities, although the concetration is not generally as large as that of the Southern United States.
European settlement of the area began in the 17th century following French exploration of the region.