Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Northeastern of United States



GEOGRAPHY:

There are 11 states in the Northeast.

Of these states, 6 are known together as the New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The other 5 states are known as the Middle Atlantic States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

NEW ENGLAND STATES:

HISTORY:

-Pilgrims from England first settled in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony.

-Puritans settled north of Plymouth Colony in Boston, forming Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639.

-Expulsion of the British from New England in 1776 and Declaration of Independence, July 1776.

CULTURE:

-New England took the lead in American literature, philosophy, and education. It played a prominent role in the movement to abolish slavery.

-It maintains a strong sense of cultural identity. The terms of this identity often combine puritanism with liberalism, agrarian life with industry, and isolation with immigration.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES:

HISTORY AND CULTURE:

-Religious pluralism and ethnic diversity have been important elements of its society (Dutch, Swedes, English Catholics, and Quakers) through to the period of English rule, and beyond.

-New York City, with its skyscrapers, subways, and headquarters of the United Nations, emerged in the 20th century as an icon of modernity and American economic and cultural power.

-The northeast megalopolis form one of the world's most important concentrations of finance, media, communications, education, medicine, and technology.


Bibliography:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_states

http://cg043.k12.sd.us/regions%20of%20the%20US%20webquest/northeast_region.htm


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