Southeast

by: Griffin Schleimer, Abby Lefeber, Macie Leinen

What is the southeast?

The Southeast Region of the United States is home to the oldest permanent settlement, and has played an important part in the history of our nation. It hosts endangered animals, the largest known cave system, and the largest granite sculpture carved on a mountain.

culture

Main article: Culture of the Southern United States



The predominant culture of the South has its origins with the settlement of the region by British colonists and African slaves in the 17th century, large groups of English, Scots and Ulster-Scots.




Economy

In the last two generations, the Southeast has changed dramatically. In recent decades it has seen a boom in its service economy, manufacturing base, high technology industries, and the financial sector.

Banks and the district headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; and BB&T in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The region is home many Fortune 500 companies including 20 in Virginia, 16 in Florida, 15 in North Carolina, and 14 in Georgia. This economic expansion has enabled parts of the South to boast of some of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States.[2] The many automotive manufacturing plants in Alabama, primarily those owned by automakers Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Honda,[citation needed] in coordination with countless automotive supplier corporations, have made the state of Alabama the number one center for automotive manufacturing and production, having surpassed Detroit in recent years.[citation needed] Alabama is also home to a large-scale manufacturing project owned by the German steel mega corporation Thyself-Krupp, which operates a massive, state-of-the-art facility in the Alabama port city of Mobile.

Demographics

There is no official Census Bureau definition of the southeastern United States. However, the Association of American Geographers defines the southeastern United States as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.[1]



With over 18,000,000 people, Florida is the most populous of the states. It is followed by Georgia, with over 9.8 million residents, and followed closely behind by North Carolina with over 9.6 million people.

Jacksonville, Charlotte, and Memphis are the largest cities in the region by city-proper population; however, Miami, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Tampa are the most populous metropolitan areas in the region. Isn’t that cool!


States- Capitals

Alabama- Montgomert

Arkansas-Little Rock

Florida-Tallahassee

Georgia-Atlanta

Kentucky-Frankfort

Louisianna-Baton Rouge

Mississippi-Jackson

North Carolina-Raleigh

South Carolina-Columbia

Tennessee-Nashville

Virginia-Richmond

West Virginia-Charleston

Higher education

University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida


The Southeastern United States is home to a number of prominent universities, with several large research universities of longstanding significance (such as University of Mississippi, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, University of Maryland, Clemson University, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, University of Memphis, Auburn University, University of Alabama and Mississippi State University) which exert some influence beyond the region.


Animals

There are many different types of animals in the southeast. Different animals that live in different landforms. Crocodile, alligators, snakes, and other reptiles live in wet and swampy places. Lions and pumas live in grasslands along with many other animals.

vacation spots and what they do

theirs good vacation spots like the mount Everest. here's a video under here showing it.
before I show it, I'll tel you some more. there's the miles of warm sunny beaches, and blossoming gardens in the spring. In the fall there's colorful fall foliage, and in winter they ski. for more vacation spots there's the Smoky Mountains National Park, white sand beaches of Florida, Chattahooche National Forest, and at some of these places they do some hiking, horseback riding and fishing opportunities.

a great event: ROSA PARKS!!!!

Thursday, Dec. 1st 1955 at 7pm

This is an online event.

Rosa was doing her job and on the way home, she got on a bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man because she worked hard that day and wanted to sit and rest.