The Northeast Region
And a Profile of New Jersey and Connecticut
The northeast's coastal region has become a megalopolis. It's manufacturing and ability to ship goods easily has allowed it to grow massively. Over 50 million people live in this region. (1/7 of the United States population) Megalopolis is like one, very crowded big city stretching over 40,000 sq. miles.
Factories powered by the rising water of the numerous rivers produced shoes, cotton, and cloth. The river valleys which were first used as railroad routes are now the sight of modern highway interstates. The valleys are still used for trade today, just as they were years ago.
Above is the state flag of New Jersey. It contains the two state colors, with the seal being blue and the buff background. On the seal, there are plows, representing that New Jersey is the garden state.
This map shows the nine northeastern states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine.
On the white ribbon is Connecticut's motto, "He who transplanted sustains us." The vines on the flag represent the first English settler settlers who moved to Connecticut from Massachusetts.
The Garden State
Another, less popular nickname for New Jersey is "The Crossroads of the East." This is because of its large shipping industry. New Jersey is able to ship products from over 20,000 manufacturers to over 100 million people overnight.
The Constitution State
Factories in the state of Connecticut produce weapons, seeing machines, jet engines, helicopters, motors, hardware and tools, cutlery, clocks, locks, silverware, and submarines. Along with its manufacturing, Connecticut also supports a wide variety of agriculture. It leads New England in the production of eggs, pears, peaches, and mushrooms. Connecticut is also a popular tourist area. Among the most popular attractions are the inland lakes, the 250 miles of shoreline, and Yale University.