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why are many cities built on the coastal plain
land is flat
what groups of mountains make up the appalachian mountains
green mts
catskill mts
allegheny mts
what is the longest marked footpath? where?
appalachian trail
maine to georgia
who built the appalacian trail?
how long is it?
volunteers
2,000 miles
what is the oldest mountain range in the world
appalacian mts
what used the power of running water to run machines
small factories and mills
how did the industrial revolution change how goods where made
power driven tools replaced hand tools so goods could be made faster and in greater numbers
what is the northeast a center for
manufacturing
appalachian mts
a chain of mts with round peaks that run through the east coast
appalachian trail
a marked hiking path that runs through the appalachian mts
glaciers
a huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across land
fall line
a line where the hard rock of a mountain and plateau mmeets the softer rock of the coastal plain
Lowell, Massachusetts
first large mill located here
industrial revolution
a sudden major change in machinary
coastal plain
a flat strip of land along the edge of the atlantic ocean
revolution
sudden major change
The northeast has the _____
area of any of our country's regions yet it has two groups of states in it?
smallest
The New England states include which states?
Maine, Vermont, New Hamshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
The Middle Atlantic states include which states?
PA,MD,NY,NJ,DE
Two landforms that both regions share are what?
coastal plain, appalacian mts.
Four facts about the appalachian mts. They are made up of?
the catskill mts., allegheny mts., and green mts.
the appalachian trail runs from ____ to ____?
georgia to maine
The appalachian trail was built by ____ and the ____ marked ____ trail in the world
volunteers
longest
footpath
during the industrial revolution many ____ were built along the rivers of the northeast?
mills
what affect did the industrial revolution have on the production of goods?
the goods could be made faster and in greater numbers
what is very important to the economy of the NE?
ocean
what are 3 types of food harvested from the sea?
cod
haddock
shellfish (oysters and clams)
what mammal did they hunt from the sea?
whale
what did they use in the whale?
Why?
whale fat or blubber to make whale oil
this oil was burned as fuel and to light peoples homes
what in the water killed many fish or made them unsafe to eat?
pollution
what is another problem in the atlantic ocean?
too much fishing
what types of fish do they raise in fish farms?
oysters, trout, shellfish, salmon, and catfish
New Jersey
manufacturing chemicals
Pennsylvania
dairy farming
Vermont
cheddar cheese
Massachusettes
cranberries
Maine
lobsters and news print paper
Maryland
crabs
Conneticut
insurance
bay
part of an ocean or lake that cuts deeply into the land
harbors
a place where boats can dock
chesapeak bay
longest bay on the atlantic coast
aguculture
the business of raising fish or shellfish in tanks or artificial ponds