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Chapter 5: The Northeast
Social Studies Chapter 5
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a huge sheet of ice
a nonliving material that is found in the earth
a term for clothing factories that are crowded, dirty, and unsafe
goods that are sent to other countries for sale
water that separates a mainland and an island
when people catch fish faster than natural processes can replace them
the right to vote
a document that gives someone the right to make and sell an invention
How is much of the electricity used in the state of New York provided?
by a hydroelectric plant on the Niagara River
How did Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth contribute to the abolitionist movement?
They traveled and spoke about what life was like for a slave.
What is the purpose of lighthouses along the Atlantic coast?
They guide ships at sea during the night.
What's one of the problems that was created by industrial growth in the Northeast?
Cities grew so fast that there was not enough housing.
Why did many colonists feel that the laws British leaders had passed were unfair?
The colonists had not been allowed to vote on the laws.
What's one way that an urban area is different from a rural area?
The people in urban areas are more likely to use public transportation systems.
In addition to the lumber used to make wood products, what's another resource that comes from forests in the Northeast?
What is special about 8 of the 11 states in the Northeast region?
They are among the smallest states in the country.
The Appalachian Mountains stretch nearly 2,000 miles from ________ in the Southeast region, north into Canada.
How do some people in the tourism industry in the Northeast earn a living?
by running ski lifts
Who started the first steamboat service in the Northeast?
Where was the first battle of the American Revolution in 1775?
How were some Native American groups able to keep settlers from Europe off of their lands?
by forming the Iroquois Confederacy
Why is coal such an important natural resource in the Northeast?
It can be used as a fuel.
Which city of the Northeast is home to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed?
Which port city of the Northeast did most of the immigrants to the United States come through?
New York City, NY
How was the colony of Pennsylvania founded?
It was founded to be a colony where people had religious freedom.
** In what way can the heavy snows in Vermont be considered a resource?
The snow attracts tourists to ski.
** Why were the English colonies of the Northeast region formed?
The colonists were searching for freedom.
** What could immigrants to the United States expect when they arrived at Ellis Island in New York Harbor?
They could expect to have a medical exam and to have their identification checked. If they did not pass, they were sent back.
** How has the city of Pittsburgh changed since World War II?
Before the war, the city mainly produced steel. After the war, they switched to high tech industries.
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