NORTH AMERICA Part I - Sept 3rd

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Unformatted text preview: ly surpassed by Mid­ Atlantic states B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► Economic core (Mid­Atlantic states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland) Fertile soils, less harsh climate, great ports Success of agriculture and industry Connections west through Appalachians ►Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Importance of steel industry B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► The Great Plains Settled by farmers trying to adapt to more arid conditions than found in Europe Excellent soils Homesteading… Sooners “Dust Bowl” phenomenon of 1930s led to migration to West Coast B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► Mountain West and Pacific Coast Drawn by moist farmland, gold rush Logging becomes critical ►Clear­cutting: removal of all trees, regardless of age, type, etc. Mormons: Migrants into today’s Utah ►Significant influence today B. Human Patterns over B. Human Patterns over Time ► Southwest Settled by the Spanish, from Mexico Taken from Mexico by 1850 Agriculture becomes critical in California; tremendous government subsidies and environmental modification B. Human Patterns over Time B. Human Patterns over Time ► European Settlement and Native Americans Native Americans forced to arid western lands Reservations compose about 2% of USA and 20% of Canada Alcoholism and unemployment (wards of the state) have been high ►Some Native Americans receiving compensation for stolen l...
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