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US Cities and Regions

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Andrea Fidler

on 20 March 2014

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Transcript of US Cities and Regions

US Cities and Regions
Alaska and Hawaii
West
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Seattle
Las Vegas
St. Louis
Chicago
Niagara Falls
Smoky Mountains
Everglades
Dallas
New Orleans
Northeast
Midwest
South
New York City
Largest city in USA
Population: 8.2 million people
Northeast
Made up of the original British Colonies
Historical (1600s)
Religious beginnings (less so now)

Weather:
Average Jan. temp: -4.7 °C
Average July temp: 21°C
Boston
New York City
Philadelphia
Maine
Washington DC
New Orleans
Dallas
Nashville
The South
Slave labor - tobacco and cotton farms
Civil War (1860s)
Major player in Civil Rights Movement (1955 - 1968)
Ended "Jim Crow" laws (separate blacks & whites)
Now one of the most integrated areas of the US
Country music & soul food
Bible Belt
Miami
Midwest
Steel belt → Rust belt
Wheat & corn farms
"Tornado Alley"
Great Plains
Cleveland
Cleveland
The West
Gold rush
Cali - 1848
Largest # of minorities in US
Liberal
Silicon Valley
large tech. companies & start-ups
Los Angeles
Yellowstone National Park
Hawaii
Alaska
Largest state in USA
1,717,854 km^2
Highest Mountain:
Mount McKinley
(6100 m)
Temp range:
−51 °C to 30°C
Rhode Island
Not an island
Smallest US State: 3,140 km^2
40X larger than Macau
Providence
Anne Taylor
1901 - 63 years old
Maria Spelterini
tightrope - 1876
Plymouth Rock
Country Music
Brantley Gilbert - Bottoms Up
5 Superbowl Wins
Mardi Gras - celebration before Catholic season of Lent
2005
wetlands
2.7 million people
paparazzi
population: 3.7 million
largest hot spring in US
Old Faithful - geyser
Redwoods
aurora borealis
(AKA northern lights)
Newest state (1959)
Only state made of islands
Chicago-style deep dish pizza
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