Come to the Southeast and dance until you reach the top of Appalachian Mountains!
CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY: The Southeast is about hottest region in the US. The coldest it has ever gotten is around -0 and -20 and that is freezing for the people but most states have touched around -50 or even -70, now that's really cold!!
ECONOMY: The Southeast is famous for tabasco sauce, and the first tabasco sauce was made in Louisiana. It is made out of red peppers, which makes it very spicy. Crater of Diamonds State Park Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the only place where you can hunt for diamonds and keep any you find.
CULTURE: lots (eight) of the United States presidents where born in Virginia. Others were born somewhere else.
HISTORY: In the 1700s, Charleston, South Carolina was the richest city in the South. It had the first puplic libery, the first theter, and the first museum in the colonies.
Come to the Midwest, farming is the best
CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY: The Midwest is the flattest region in the United States. It is the only region without mountains. It's cold during the winter and hot during the summer, the spring and fall are switching around the temperature every day. It's also the wettest of all regions, it has all 5 Great Lakes. It also has lots of tiny lakes. It has around 48,000 lakes all together. That includes small and big lakes.
ECONOMY: One of the world's biggest pit iron mines is in Hibbing, Minnesota. They make a lot of money off of their pit iron. It's about 5 miles long, 1 mile wide, and about 500 feet deep. Most of the United States cars and trucks are made in Michigan cities.
CULTURE: Between A.D. 1100 and A.D. 1200, a Native American City (that is now Illinois) had a population of about 10,000 to 20,000. That makes it the oldest city in the Midwest and even the United States. The biggest carvings in the world are in South Dakota. The Midwest loves to make carvings.
HISTORY: After the Civil War, hundreds of African Americans, traveled to Nicodemus. Nicodemus is in Kansas, the city helped people (African Americans) start good, new lives.
Go to the West you can surf and maybe even try some fruit!
CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY: The west has a lot of tall trees, its tallest tree is in the Sequoia National Park. People call it the General Sherman Tree. Mount Waialeale is on the island of Kauai, Hawaii is the most rainiest (not wettest) place in the United States. The Native americans that lived in Alaska called Mount McKinley Denali, which means the great one or the high one.
ECONOMY: The west is good for growing potatoes, Idaho is the number one state for growing potatoes. Nevada is the fastest growing state. From 1990 to 2000, its population has grown from 1.2 million to over 1.8 million. Redmond, Washington has the biggest personal computer software company in the United States.
CULTURE: The west has places where you can surf and places where you can go sled. The earliest surfers where Hawaiians. When Europeans came they saw hawaiians riding the big waves of the Pacific Ocean on there hand carved surfboards.
HISTORY: Wyoming was the first state to let women vote. In 1911, the Nestor Company built the first modern picture studio in Hollywood, California. In the olden days Hawaiians would hand carve there own surfboards.
Go to the Northeast and take a bite of the Big Apple!
CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY: The Northeast has parts of the Appalachian Mountains. Those mountains are one of the oldest mountains in the United States. Lots of trees (forests) cover the mountains. A trail goes through the mountains, it is called the Appellation trail. The trail is around 2,145 miles long. The trail goes from Main all the way to Georgia. The trail is not only in the Northeast.
ECONOMY: The Northeast has a big fishing industry. It's very important to the Northeast, because it brings lots of money, and lots of jobs. People catch fish, crabs, and lobster to eat. The Chesapeake Bay is one of the places where you can fish. The Native Americans would call it Great Shellfish Bay.
CULTURE: The Northeast is a place with lots of large cities. Washington D.C. is one of them, the nation's capital is there. New York is another large city, it has a population around eight million to nine million people.
HISTORY: In the 1800s, whaling (hunting whales) was a big business. Men hunted whales in the Northwest coast and far out into the sea. Whaling ships sailed from ports in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Come to the Southwest but never forget a water bottle
CLIMATE/GEOGRAPHY: The Southwest is hot almost every day! The hottest it's ever touched is 120 and 122 degrees fahrenheit. Now that's burning hot (really, really hot)! The coldest it's ever reached is about -20 and -30 with wind chills. That not really cold because mast states have reached as cold as -50 and even -70. Almost all of the southwest is a desert, that's why it's so hot.
ECONOMY: The southwest is famous for its oil. Oil was found in Texas in 1901, 116 years ago. They pump oil during the day and night, they try to get rich from the oil they have. The Johnson space Center is a place were they send astronauts to space. People that work there earn a lot of money, its a good job. The Southwest is also famous for their Airplane rides.
CULTURE: In the Southwest you can go to the Annual Verde Powwow. It is a big celebration, there you get to have fun with people, and you can play the drums. You do not have to be Native American, you just have to know, the Powwows way of acting.
HISTORY: The Southwest has a big history of air flights. Southwest Airlines was made by Rollin King and Herb Kelleher and started in 1971. This airline still exists.
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