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Copy of A Boat and Bus Tour of the Southeast
Transcript of Copy of A Boat and Bus Tour of the Southeast
A Coal Mine in Appalachia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Gulf of Mexico
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement
Welcome to the Everglades!
Sun and Fun in the Southeast
Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, was founded on the James River, in what later became known as Virginia in 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.
Tobacco farming stimulated the rapid growth of the Virginia colony, and was the primary reason for it's survival. The first documented Africans in Virginia arrived in 1619. They were from the kingdom of Ndongo, in Angola, and had been captured during war with the Portuguese. These first Africans were treated as indentured servants (working on a plantation for seven years to pay off debt), the same as many whites. The practice of owning Africans as slaves for life began appearing around the middle of the 17th century when living conditions for plantation owners improved and slavery became profitable.
The author David L. Cohn famously located the Mississippi Delta: it "begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.
Cruising down the Mississippi on the Delta Queen
The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat that is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Historically, she has been used for cruising the major rivers that constitute the drainage of the Mississippi River, particularly in the American South. As of June 2009, she is docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been converted into a hotel. It is possible that she will come back on the rivers.
Established by French colonists in 1716, Natchez is one of the oldest and most important European settlements in the lower Mississippi River Valley, and served as the capital of the Mississippi Territory and then the state of Mississippi. It predates Jackson, which replaced Natchez as the capital in 1822, by more than a century. The strategic location of Natchez, on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, ensured that it would become a pivotal center of trade, commerce, and the interchange of Native American, European, and African-American cultures in the region for the first two centuries of its existence.
Antebellum architecture (sometimes spelled ante-bellum, meaning "pre-war", from the Latin ante, "before", and bellum, "war") is the neoclassical architectural style characteristic of the Southern United States, especially the Old South, from after the birth of the United States in the American Revolution, to the start of the American Civil War. Antebellum architecture is especially characterized by neoclassical and Greek revival style plantation houses and mansions.
The largest subtropical wilderness
in the United States, Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape filled with curious flora and fauna.
At nearly 1.5 million acres in size, the park provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.
Tourism is the leading industry in Florida
Beautiful beaches and hotels
Home of the Kennedy Space Center
Mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Entire coal seams are extracted from a mountain, hill, or ridge by removing the land above the seams. The land is dumped back on the ridge and compacted to reflect the approximate original contour of the mountain. It is the predominant method of coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. Studies show that mountaintop mining has serious environmental impacts,
A river delta is a landform that is formed at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river as the flow leaves the mouth of the river. Over long periods of time, this deposition builds the characteristic geographic pattern of a river delta.
is a body of water typically found in flat, low-lying area, and can refer either to an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or to a marshy lake or wetland.
The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré ("Old Square" in French), is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. When New Orleans was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the city was originally centered on the French Quarter.
The Appalachian Mountains extend into the Southeast region.
The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the United States launch site that has been used for every NASA human space flight since 1968. Located on Merritt Island, Florida, the KSC was home to the Space Shuttle Program from 1981-2011. There were a total of 135 space shuttle launches consisting of major missions such as launching satellites, interplanetary probes, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), conducting space science experiments, and constructing and servicing the International Space Station.
KSC is a major central Florida tourist destination. The Visitor Complex offers public tours of the center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Because much of the installation is a restricted area and only nine percent of the land is developed, the site also serves as an important wildlife sanctuary.
What Southeast States make up the Gulf Coast?
What are some similarities between the
oil industry and the coal industry?
What type of music was Louis Armstrong known for?
French Quarter during Mardi Gras
The Mississippi River begins in northern Minnesota and ends at the Gulf of Mexico near the city of New Orleans.
How many states does the Mississippi River touch?
The Mississippi River touches 10 states of the US. The river’s 2,350 miles length either passes through or along the following states – Westside of the river are Arkansas, Iowa, and Missouri; on the east side are Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois; while it makes up the border of Minnesota and Louisiana.
LOOK! Only 911 miles from
BOSTON to CLEMSON!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!