North East United States

Vocabulary

Megalopolis is a word based on Greek roots meaning "a very large city." About 40 million people now live in this megalopolis-one seventh of the entire United States population.

Northeast Region

The Census Bureau has defined the Northeast region as comprising nine states: the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and the Mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Physical Characteristics of the Northeast

Physical Characteristics has affected the northeast because there are so many sites to see. Here's one example, the Statue of Liberty in New York. That was put there to celebrate the declaration of independence. People visit the Statue of Liberty each day, because that has made a huge impact on our lives.

Industry in the Northeast

Industry in the Northeast. It became leader because the factories produced shoes, cotton cloth, and other goods that were sold across the United States and shipped to markets around the world. The regions river valleys served as trade as trade routes, railroad routes, and later as modern highway routes for the Northeast. By the early 1900s, the Northeast was the most productive manufacturing region in the world.

Megalopolis in the Northeast

The Northeast region is a megalopolis because over time, coastal cities began to spread and run together. The far suburbs of one city in some cases stretched to the next suburbs of the next. By the 1960s, the area from Boston to Washington D.C., had earned a new name: megalopolis. About 40 million people now live in this megalopolis. It is one seventh of the United States population.