A Profile of the Northeast
Rhode Island & New Hampshire
The Northeastern Region of the United States
Culture of the Northeast
o 2 of America's most beloved games were created in the northeast. Basketball by James Naismith in 1891, and volleyball by William Morgan in 1895.
o Seafood is a commonly eaten in the North because of the access they have to the Atlantic Ocean.
§ Maine has excellent lobster
§ Boston has great clam chowder
§ New England, overall, has good fried/steamed clams
o Dairy is also commonly consumed because they have a lot of dairy farms in the Northeast. People consume more ice cream in the Northeast than anywhere in the United States.
o Baked beans, potato chips, and Buffalo wings were all created in the Northeast.
o Predominantly Roman Catholic (Christian)
o Highest concentration of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Eastern Orthodox (Christians), and Buddhists.
o Highest concentration of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans
o African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians also have large numbers
o Jewish-American, Portuguese, and French-Canadian descendants are highly populated in this region
o Amish (Swiss-German descendants)
o Traditionally a Republican stronghold/hub.
§ From the Civil War to the Great Depression, government was largely effected by Republican beliefs from the North.
o Democratic policies were softened in the 90’s causing more northerners to vote in favor of democratic runners.
A Profile of Rhode Island
- it is the smallest of the 50 states
- it is a major center for Jewelry Manufacturing
- fishing and other oceanic sports are common in the industrialization of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island's history is rather rebellious including: religious and government
A Profile of New Hampshire
- home to Mount Washington (6,288 ft) in the northern region
- their state motto is "Live free or die."
- it is 4th smallest state in USA
- tourists often visit during the cooler, winter months for snow activities like skiing in the northern mountains of the North