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Unit #2 Chp 6
Human Geography and the US:
Shaping an Abundant Land
Sec #1: History and Government of
the US
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Natives, Spanish, English, French
settlements
Columbian exchange
Western expansion—LA Purchase
Constant immigration
Migration of people
Regional differences leads to civil war
Industrialization & Urbanization
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Frontier life and the old west
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Oregon trail
Transcontinental RR
Age of the city—industrialization &
immigration
Urbanization—problems associated with
rapid growth of cities
The US becomes a world power
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Imperialism
Global wars
Global depressions
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Natural disaster—dust bowl
Social change & growth of technology
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Social unrest—civil rights movement
Moving to the suburbs
Red Scare
Cold War brings about advances
Living in a technological world
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1 Superpower remains
Living in a global society
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WWW
US Government
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Representative democracy v direct
democracy
In class assignment…15 minutes
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Discuss the following question:
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Using the other 4 themes of geography, give
examples of how human interaction has changed
the environment of the US.
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Location, Place, Region & Movement
Sec 2: Economy & Culture of the US
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Shifting from an agricultural based
economy to an industrial based economy to
service based economy
1700’s—farming (subsistence)
1800’s-mid 1900’s—manufacturing
Late-1900’s-present—services & research
Take Five…
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Look at the skill builder questions on pg
140 and answer them
US has strong economic system
US has 5% of the world’s population
Leader in exporting agricultural products,
manufactured goods & global trade
10% of all world exports are US
US has: abundance of natural resources,
skilled labor force, stable political system
Capitalism & market economy= free
enterprise
Agriculture & Industry
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US provides 40% of world’s production of
corn, 20% of cotton, 10% of wheat, cattle
and hogs
US also is a leading provider of
technology=electronics, research and
development
Major industrial cities: Detroit (auto),
Seattle & N. California (aircraft, computers)
Modern day America
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Shift from all agriculture to service industry
or the postindustrial economy
3 out of 4 Americans work in a service
industry job
American Society
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Immigrants led to the development of the “melting
pot”—different customs, ethnicities, cultures,
languages and religions emerged
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Hispanic Americans 13%
African Americans 12%
Asian Americans 4%
Native Americans 1%
English, German, Irish, African, French, Italian, Scottish,
Polish and Mexican
Take Five…
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Complete the skill builder questions on pg
142
US Culture
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Predominant language=English followed by
Spanish
Over 1,000 different religions in the US
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85% Christians
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56% Protestant & 28% Catholics
Jews 2% & Muslims 2%
US Culture
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Arts
Music—jazz, blues, rock n roll, hip hop
Theatre
Motion pictures
Arch.
American society today
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Over 280 million in US population
High standard of living in comparison to the world
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50% of adult Americans are employed
Highly literate and educated society
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1 in 10 are impoverished
Over 2,300 colleges and universities
80% live in cities and bedroom communities
(suburbs)
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Automobile and other forms of transportation (subway,
bus, taxi etc)
Take Five
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What states make up each of the
subregions of the US?
Sec 3: Subregions of the US
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The Northeast
The Midwest
The South
The West
The Northeast
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5% of the land area
20% of the US Population
New England: ME, VT, NH, MA, RI & CT
Mid-Atlantic: NY, NJ, PA
America’s “gateway”
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Busy ports for both immigration & commerce
Abundant fishing
Coal, iron ore and oil in PA
Manufacturing and industry
Travel, tourism etc
Megalopolis
Wally Points…
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What does the “rust belt” refer to?
The Midwest
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America’s “heartland”
20% of the land area
25% of the population
Lakes & rivers (Great Lakes, MS etc)
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Facilitates trade
The “breadbasket”
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Fertile soil, adequate rainfall = agricultural and dairy
Farms are declining due to economic conditions
Shift from the farm to the city
Industry and manufacturing (i.e. Detriot)
The South
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25% of the land area
33% of the population
The “Sunbelt”
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Warm climate, fertile soil, abundant natural
resources
Manufacturing and service industry
Atlanta is the hub of the south—financial, trade
and transportation center
Travel and tourism
The West
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50% of the land area
20% of the population
Includes Alaska & Hawaii
California—farmland and ports for commerce
(Asian trade)
Settlement in favorable conditions
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Deserts are sparsely settled
Coastal regions
Ranching and food processing
Computer research and development
In Class Assignment
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You and your partner will act as a scout for
a new automobile tire manufacturing co
that is trying to decide on a business
location. You can choose between any 2
US cities. Research the factors that would
make each city more appealing than the
other. Produce a report (statistics & a 1 pg
summary) of the pros and cons for each
location.