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Southeastern States

States, capitals, landforms, waterways, industry and agriculture
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Piedmont
the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
fall line
a boundary in the eastern United States where the higher land of the Piedmont drops to the lower Atlantic coastal plain
Appalachian mountains
A mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada south to Alabama.
Mississippi river
longest and biggest river in US that has its source in the Minnesota & its mouth in Louisiana
Chesapeake bay
-largest estuary (section of a river meeting the sea) in the United States. It lies off the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Maryland and Virginia.
Richmond
capital of Virginia
Raleigh
capital of North Carolina
Columbia
capital of South Carolina
Jackson
capital of Mississippi
Atlanta
Capital of Georgia
Charleston, SC
The place where Fighting broke out to start the Civil war between the North and the South.
Charleston
the capital of West Virginia
Frankfort
the capital of Kentucky
Nashville
capital of Tennessee
Montgomery
Capital of Alabama
Tallahassee
Capital of Florida
Mobile Bay
An area along the Alabama coast where there is a lot of off-shore oil drilling
Okefenokee Swamp
a large swampy area of northeast Florida and southeast Georgia
Everglades
a huge wetland that covers most of southern Florida
Ozark Mountains
an area of low mountains in northwestern Arkansas and southeastern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma
Dismal Swamp
Name of swamp that was part of the border between Virginia and Carolina
Florida Keys
Chain of small islands located off the Southern coast of Florida between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
Roanoke Island
Island off the coast of North Carolina, site of England's first attempt at a permanent settlement in the Americas, known as the "Lost Colony"
New Orleans
crucial port on Mississippi River for shipping farm products
Jamestown
First permanent English settlement in North America
Cape Canaveral
The site in Florida where the space shuttle is launched
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Former British Colonies in the southeastern states
Georgia
Leading producer of peaches and peanuts
Florida
Leading producer of oranges
Kentucky
Leading state in the breeding of horses
lockes
sections of a waterway with closed gates where water levels are raised and lowered.
Coal
Fuel source that is mined in the mountains of West Virginia
Cajuns
Descendants from French settlers in Canada from a colony called Acadia. Acadians were forced out by the British and fled to Louisiana were they settled.
Crawfish
a small shellfish farmed and raised in the same flooded fields used to grow rice.
Mangrove
type of tree with roots that grow in saltwater; found in tropical coastal areas around the world