Southeastern United States
- The southeast region includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
- Most populous states: Florida – 18 million, Georgia - 10 million & North Carolina - 9 million people.
- English, Scots and Ulster-Scots (later called Scotch-Irish) settled in Appalachia and the Piedmont (18th century).
- African slaves. American descendents of slaves constitute a 12,1 percent (2000 census) of the total American population and are United States' second-largest racial minority. A cultural blend of Christianity, foods, art and music characterize Southern Culture today.