The Midwest

The middle of the west

Geography

Location: The midwest is located in the middle of the United States.

States: The states that are included in the midwest are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Land features: Most of the Midwest is relatively flat, and its soil is fertile. When glaciers melted, they deposited plant growth to the soil. The Ohio River and the Great Lakes are included in the Midwest.

Climate: There is always a change in climate in the Midwest. One day it could be rainy and cold and then the other day it could be warm and dry.

History

First Settlers: The first settlers were the French, Europeans, and Yankees. But even before they settled, there were Natives that lived there.

Year became part of U.S.: The Midwest became part of the U.S. in 1929.

Conflicts: There were many conflicts in the Midwest. There was the civil war,crops declining because of climate change, and nuclear war in south Asia.

Economics

Natural resources: Coal, gold, granite, iron, lead, and limestone

Businesses: Farming, fishing, firearms, and forestry.

Imports and exports: The imports and exports of the Midwest region are natural gas and coal.

Employment and unemployment rates: The employment rates are very good and everybody gets a job.

Transportation: They have many railroads, but since it is in the middle of the U.S., they don't have a lot of paved roads.

Tourism: The Midwest has a lot of tourism sites. Like Elvis Presley's home and Abraham Lincolns birthplace. There is also this huge arch that is called" the gateway to the west." there are many national parks like the mount Rushmore national parks. there are sports teams in the Midwest as well. there are many sports teams. There are so many that I can't name them all.

Population/culture

Population size: The 2010 census recorded up to 65,377,684 residents living in the Midwest.

Immigration and migration: There are some immigrants that come to the Midwest. A lot of them like to go to big cities like Los Angeles or New York.

Backgrounds: The people come from a line of farmers and immigrants that have come from all over the world to get to America.