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Title: What is now the Northeast Region of the United States was settled by Europeans many years ago. The land that they arrived on was rich in natural resources and had very beautiful scenery. The immigrants who arrived in the Northeast Region found a


1
The Northeast Region
  • What is now the Northeast Region of the United
    States was settled by Europeans many years ago.
    The land that they arrived on was rich in natural
    resources and had very beautiful scenery. The
    immigrants who arrived in the Northeast Region
    found a wonderful place to begin a new life.
    The Northeast represents strength and new
    beginnings.

2
The Northeast Region
3
Land and Water in the Northeast
  • The Northeast Region has many areas of incredible
    scenery and natural formations.
  • The Chesapeake Bay and other bays in the region
    provide seafood for many people.

4
Land and Water in the Northeast
  • Niagara Falls is found
  • on the border of Canada and the
  • United States between Lake Erie
  • and Lake Ontario. Many 1,000s
  • of years ago, glaciers covered the
  • area that is now known as the
  • Northeast Region. When these glaciers
    melted, they carved out the Great Lakes and the
    Niagara Gorge. A gorge is a deep, narrow valley
    that is usually associated with a river or
    stream. At Niagara Falls, the Niagara River
    plunges into the Niagara Gorge creating Niagara
    Falls. The Niagara Falls are visited by millions
    of tourists each year.

5
Uses of Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls generate a lot of money for the
    area in the form of tourism.
  • People have found a way to use the power of the
    water to create electricity. The electricity
    produced by the power of water is called
    HydroElectricity. Niagara Falls is the largest
    producer of electricity in New York.

6
The Mountains of the Northeast
  • The Appalachian Mountain Range is made of several
    other ranges.
  • The Green Mountains
  • The White Mountains
  • The Catskill Mountains
  • The Poconos Mountains
  • The Adirondack Mountains
  • The Appalachian Mountains are
  • the oldest mountain range in
  • North America.
  • The mountain range begins in Canada and extends
    south to Alabama

7
The Coastline of the Northeast
  • The coastline of the Northeast Region ranges from
    sandy beaches to rocky cliffs.

8
Resources of the Northeast
  • The climate and geography of the Northeast Region
  • make it excellent for growing grapes and
  • cranberries.
  • A lot of maple trees grow in the Northeast.
    The sap from these trees is harvested to make
    maple syrup.
  • Minerals are an important resource to this area.
    Minerals such as granite and marble are minerals
    that are mined here.
  • Chesapeake Bay got its name from the Native
    American word for Great Shell Fish Bay. It is
    very rich in fish and shellfish allowing the
    fishermen to make a living.

9
The Land of New Beginnings
  • Many important things in our nations history
    occurred in the Northeast Region.
  • One of the 1st English colonies in North America
    began at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Nine of the thirteen original American Colonies
    were based in the Northeast
  • The first shots of the American Revolution were
    fired in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • Colonial leaders met in Philadelphia,
    Pennsylvania to write and sign the Declaration of
    Independence which was dated July 4, 1776.
  • The writing of the Constitution of the United
    States
  • The start of many new lives as immigrants arrived
    in the United States
  • The start of the Abolitionist Movement
  • The start of the Womens Rights Movement

10
A Land of Promise
  • During the 1800s and early 1900s, huge numbers of
    people immigrated to the United States from
    different parts of Europe. Today immigrants
    continue to arrive in the U.S. form all parts of
    the world.
  • People came to the U.S. looking
  • for jobs, to own land, or to escape
  • war or other hardships of their
  • home land. All were hoping to
  • find a better life.

11
Ellis Island
  • Most European immigrants came into the U.S.
    through the port of New York.
  • The U.S. opened an
  • immigration station on
  • Ellis Island in New York Harbor.
  • Inspectors checked
  • the immigrants papers and
  • health. The Ellis Island station
  • was closed in 1954.

12
Places of Interest in the Northeast
  • The Statue of Liberty was given as a gift to the
    United States from France in 1884.
  • The Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey is
  • 60 feet wide and runs along the Atlantic Coast
  • for 6.5 miles. There are many different
    hotels,
  • shops, restaurants, and theaters in this
    area.
  • Niagara Falls

13
Today
  • Because trade was important, businesses and
    cities grew near places where transportation by
    water was easy.
  • Northeastern cities have many important
    historical places to visit.
  • The cities of the Northeast have become major
    centers of business that are important to the
    regions economy.

14
Think About It!
  • What do you think might happen to New Yorks
    power supply if the Niagara River were to dry up?

How does the availability of fish and shellfish
affect many of the families of the bay area?
How many of the original thirteen colonies were
located in the Northeast?
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