The South

By: Carlos Gomez

The Southern U.S. States

Join The South now!

Come on down to our neighborhood, the weather is great! Plus, you get the wonderful Mexican neigbors to the south. Let me just show you how great of a region this is.

The 16 States Include:

  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Oklahoma
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Florida

We have lots of exciting and fun places to visit!

My Top 5 favorite ones are:

  1. Walt Disney World
  2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  3. Universal Studios Orlando
  4. National Mall & Memorial Parks+
  5. Smithsonian Institution

Some of the major land features are

Regional Overview

Regional Overview of the South region of the U.S.

Civil War

In the four years of war 1861–65 the South was the primary battleground, with all but two of the major battles taking place on Southern soil. Union forces relentlessly squeezed the Confederacy, controlling the border states in 1861, the Tennessee River, the Cumberland River and New Orleans in 1862, and the Mississippi River in 1863. In the East, however, the rebel army under Robert E. Lee beat off attack after attack in its defense of their capital at Richmond. But when Lee tried to move north, he was repulsed (and nearly captured) at Sharpsburg (1862) and Gettysburg (1863).

The South suffered much more than the North and Union armies devastated the infrastructure and caused widespread poverty and distress. The Confederacy suffered military losses of 95,000 men killed in action and 165,000 who died of disease, for a total of 260,000, out of a total white Southern population at the time of around 5.5 million. Based on 1860 census figures, 8% of all white males aged 13 to 43 died in the war, including 6% in the North and about 18% in the South. Northern military casualties exceeded Southern casualties in absolute numbers, but were two-thirds smaller in terms of proportion of the population affected.

First Settlers

There were three main countries that settled (invaded) in The South. The French, who settled in what is known as Louisiana. The Spanish, settled in what is now know as Florida. Lastly, The English, they settled pretty much in all the other states.

Some of the Natural Resources found in this region are:

  • Coal
  • Hydroelectric power
  • PETROLEUM (A LOT!!!)
  • Copper
  • Uranium
  • Bauxite
  • Phosphate

Migration

The rate of Migration to the South is pretty high since the appetizing climate attracts a lot of people for a beach house or even Retirement.

The total poulation of the south is 116.628 Million Citizens