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Southeast Region 1
What land formation dominates the Southeast region?
Swamps or wetlands because of the low land and the amount of rain.
What is the highest point in the Appalachian Mountains found in North Carolina?
What is a peninsula?
Land with water on 3 sides.
Which SE state is a peninsula?
What is the second largest river in North America that runs through this area.
How many levels of land are found in this region?
What is the lowland by the coast line called? It has very fertile soil good for farming.
What is the land containing a few hills just by the coastal plain called?
Piedmont or foothills
What is the very high land just beyond the foothills called?
mountains (Part of the Appalachians)
What are the two bodies of water found outlining the Southeast region called?
Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
This island is made from the bones of coral and the tiny sea animals and it rises above the ocean surface.
This island is from underground rocks pushing together and being forced upwards.
This island is formed when the ocean waves drop tons of sand along the coast acting like a wall to protect the mainland from the ocean waves.
Name 2 important industries to this area today.
electronics, computer, paper factories, furniture factories, car factories, soft drink factories, and tourism
Resources that are easy to reproduce or grow back quickly. Like: trees, cotton, tobacco, and other plants
Resources which take 100's to 1000's of years to reproduce and when they are gone we will not see them again. Like: oil, coal, iron ore, and other minerals
Name 3 leading crops grown in this area today.
cotton, tobacco, sweet potatoes, peaches, pecans, oranges, peanuts.
Name 3 different kinds of music this region is known for.
jazz, bluegrass, blues, zydeco, rock n roll, soul, and country.
What is a levee?
a wall of earth built along a river to keep the river from overflowing onto the land.
What is petroleum?
a fuel, commonly called oil, that forms underground from dead plants
What is a refinery?
a factory which turns crude oil into useful products such as heating oil, gasoline, plastics, and paint
a form of language spoken in a certain place by a certain group of people
What was segregation?
the practice of keeping racial groups separate.
The settlement in Virginia the English explorers set up in 1607.
After the Civil War ended in 1860 the Aftican Americans still had this problem in the south.
They were discriminated against.
The oldest settlement in this country. Where Spanish explorers settled.
Describe the climate in most of the Southeast states.
Warm or hot Summers and mild Winters
Name the Native American tribes that settled in the Southeast region.
Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, and Choctaw
What was the most important crop in this region in the 1800's?
What was the journey the Native Americans were forced to take to Oklahoma so the early settlers could have their land.
Trail of Tears
What do we call a tourist who comes to the Southeast to escape the cold?
Why did the Africans come to America?
Because they were sold as slaves.
What do we call the French Settlers in Louisiana?
Name some people who were leaders in the Civil Rights movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and Rosa Parks