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World Geography- Unit Two- Us and Canada

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A six state region in the North Eastern US
New England
Natural Features that served as Trade routes, railroad routes and modren highway routes
river valleys
mountains in the eastern US
Appalachians
a large city formed when one city expands into another
megalopolis
devices used by early industrialists to convert water power into mechanical power
water wheels
raming in the northeast is fairly difficult because of the region's
thin soil later and steep hills
the mining industry in the Northeast relies heavily upon the extraxtion of
coal
cities along the Atlantic coast grew in importance as
shipbuilding centers
the northeast was one of the early sites of the Industrial Revolution necause of its
water power
tropical tree that grows in swampy coastal areas
mangrove
first planned city in the US
Washington DC
imaginary line between the Appalachian Mtns and the Atlantic Coastal
fall line
southern states that stretch from the Carolinas to California
Sunbelt
marshy inlet of a lake or river
bayou
the economic development of the South has been chaped by it natural resources
warm
since the 1950's buisnesses have been attracted to the South because of its
cheaper land and labor
the south is a major retirement and tourism center because of its
mild climate
dark colored organic soil
humus
place where buyers and sellers deal for grain
grain exchange
average number of day between spring frost and fall frost
growing season
tall building equipped with machines to process grain
grain elevator
tube system for carrying water
aqueduct
transportaion network that allowed growth of western cities
trans-continental railway
a dry, colde, treeless plain
tundra