Notes 2.15.11

Notes 2.15.11 - Geog 120 Notes 2.15.11 I. North America a....

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Geog 120 Notes 2.15.11 I. North America a. Population = around 330 million. b. 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of U.S./Canada border. c. European settlement began in E and NE. d. Great Migrations i. Movement West : Today, half of population lives West of Mississippi (fastest growing: Texas, Nevada, Arizona) due to jobs/ higher technology in West. ii. Black exodus from the South : (between 1910-1920, then 1940-1960) Moved to NE, Midwest. 1. Growing industry in North and West. 2. Declining agriculture in South. 3. Big cities: Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit. 4. Now, more blacks are moving towards the South than away from it. iii. Rural to Urban Migration 1. Mechanization of farming; people moved to cities to look for work. iv. Sun Belt 1. Around 1970, states under 37 th parallel grew much more than those above it. 2. Due to lower living costs, retirees. 3. Many areas saw people returning back to smaller urban areas, to escape urban decay in big cities. 4. In 2000, the very largest urban area in U.S. shrank in size. The very smallest urban areas gained population. e. Walking City : Looks like a tit. City extends a mile in each direction around the center. Very Compact
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i. Then, streetcars expanded the city outside of the center. Created streetcar
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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