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  Southern United States - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
States shown as pink may or may not be included in the South, with their inclusion or exclusion varying from source to source.
With the region devastated by its loss and the destruction of its civil infrastructure, much of the South was generally unable to recover economically until World War II (1939 - 1945).
The easternmost tip of the state is close enough to Baltimore and Washington, DC that it too has started to become an exurb of these areas with a unique North-South "hybrid" culture (in fact, the two easternmost counties, Berkeley and Jefferson, are considered part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area by the Census Bureau).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/u/s/U.S._South_3e7f.html   (4888 words)

Manifest Destiny was a philosophy that encouraged westward expansion in the United States: as the population of the Eastern states grew and as a steady increase of immigrants entered the country, settlers moved steadily westward across North America.
The United States currently enjoys a positive relationship with the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and Poland, among several others, in that these nations are participating as active military allies with, or logistical supporters of, the United States in all theaters.
The United States is often under criticism from Western governments and NGOs concerning lengthy detention without trial, forced confessions, torture, and mistreatment of prisoners as well as some restrictions on freedoms of speech and the press, as being violations of their definition of human rights.
www.speedace.info /united_states_of_america_usa.htm   (8119 words)

 Introduction-Ecological Subregions of the United States
Ecological types are classified and ecological units are mapped based on associations of those biotic and environmental factors that directly affect or indirectly express energy, moisture, and nutrient gradients which regulate the structure and function of ecosystems.
Selected ecological units of the Humid Temperate Domain, in the eastern United States, are progressively revealed to the Section level to illustrate the hierarchical structure, the identification system, and relative sizes of map units at the ecoregion and subregion planning and analysis scales.
Figure 2 --Ecological units delineated at the Province level (Ecoregions of the United States, R.G. Bailey, 1994) are the basis for organization of this document.
www.fs.fed.us /land/pubs/ecoregions/intro.html   (1589 words)

 United States Biography,info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As new territories were being incorporated, the nation was divided over the issue of states' rights, the role of the federal government, and—by the 1820s—the expansion of slavery, which had been legal in all thirteen colonies but was rarer in the north, where it was abolished by 1804.
The United States Constitution is the supreme legal document in the American system, and serves as a social contract between the people of the United States and their government.
The economic history of the United States is a story of economic growth that began with marginally successful colonial economies and progressed to the largest industrial economy in the world in the 20th and early 21st century.
music.musictnt.com /biography/sdmc_United_States   (6430 words)

 Historic regions of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These are historic regions of the United States, meaning regions that were legal entities in the past, or which the average modern American would no longer immediately recognize as a regional description.
Census Bureau map (circa 1974?) depicting territorial acquisitions and dates of statehood or of ratification of the Constitution.
Historical regions and territories of the United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historic_regions_of_the_United_States   (365 words)

 United States - Home & Habitat - Themepark
In the first one hundred years of the United States, there was a steady movement of immigrants into the new nation.
When he died in 1829, he bequeathed all of his money to the United States government "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." With this money, the Smithsonian Institute was created.
James Smithson lived, died, and gave all of his money to the United States without ever having visited the U.S. There are great United States citizens featured in the stone of Mount Rushmore.
www.uen.org /themepark/habitat/unitedstates.shtml   (1461 words)

 19th century travel maps of regions of the United States
As stated in the "Accompaniment to Mitchell's new map of Texas, Oregon and California...," in which the map was issued, Mitchell used the latest information on the American west which was available at the time.
Among his sources were Arrowsmith's 1841 map of Texas, Fremont's and Emory's maps of their explorations in the region, data from the Lewis and Clark expedition, Nicollet's map of the region between the Mississippi and the Missouri, Wilkes' map of Oregon.
This is a striking map of seminal significance to the history of the United States and its mapping.
www.philaprintshop.com /travelregus.html   (3589 words)

 Pennsylvania State Parks - Historic Places By Tourism Region - PA DCNR
Little Buffalo: The Little Buffalo Historic District has a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an old farm house built on the site of a colonial tavern, and a narrow guage railroad trace which feature one of the original railroad cars.
Buchanan's Birthplace: Dedicated in honor of the 15th president of the United States, this narrow, peaceful hollow is the site of James Buchanan's birthplace.
The canal is a National Historic Landmark and its towpath is a National Heritage Hiking Trail.
www.dcnr.state.pa.us /stateparks/historic/historic_regions.aspx   (890 words)

 Antique Maps of Regions of the United States from the 19th Century
The state of Georgia is of particular note, for its borders are shown as they were in 1798 just before the Mississippi Territory was established, extending from the Atlantic to the Mississippi.
In the early nineteenth century, a growing number of citizens of the nascent United States began to move from the east coast to the open western lands.
State engineers and surveyors were appointed to work toward these internal improvements and it was realized that good maps of the states were urgently needed.
www.philaprintshop.com /19usreg.html   (1956 words)

 About the USA > Travel > The Regions of the United States
These regions are cultural units rather than governmental units -- formed by history and geography and shaped by the economics, literature and folkways that all the parts of a region share.
The region is blessed with plentiful rainfall and a mild climate.
The Midwest is known as the nation's "breadbasket." The fertile soil of the region makes it possible for farmers to produce abundant harvests of cereal crops such as wheat, oats, and corn.
usa.usembassy.de /travel-regions.htm   (1459 words)

 GGR 346 United States Geography Dr
This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the regional, cultural, physical, economic, and historic geographic diversity and complexity of the past and present United States landscape.
The historic settlement patterns of major groups are discussed next encompassing such topics as land tenure systems, cultural migrations, and manufacturing/agricultural hearth areas.
In addition to the diversity within the United States, past and present issues from outside this country are also included providing past and current contexts.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~rdh5/syllabus.html   (1616 words)

 Men and Women of the Muslim World Share Hope of Liberty
Let me state plainly to you the policy of the United States regarding democracy in the Muslim world.
As President Bush made clear in his speech last Friday at the University of South Carolina, the United States is committed to seeing democracy and freedom flourish in the Muslim world.
I ask the skeptics to look at where those two regions are now and to reconsider their skepticism about democracy and Islam.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/rm/21108.htm   (1307 words)

 The Hudson River Valley Institute - About the Hudson River Valley Institute
Historic sites, mansions, American Revolutionary War sites, the Hudson River School of painters, the Knickerbocker writers, and the scenic beauty of the region are all distinctive.
As noted by New York State officials, key data describing the special resources of the Valley are not readily available to residents, to students, or to visitors in a comprehensive or coordinated way.
A top-rated academic institution with a distinguished regional studies program and a national reputation for technology leadership, Marist College is uniquely suited to house the Hudson River Valley Institute and to develop its innovative Digital Library and Portal Site.
www.hudsonrivervalley.net /about.php   (406 words)

The long trek through the southern regions of West Africa through vallies, mountains and down the many rivers to the coast using beasts of burden would have been problematic particularly since malaria mosquitoes harmful to both humans and animals would have made the use of animals to carry loads unreliable.
From that region of Africa as well as East Africa, diffusions of Blacks towards the Americas as early as 30,000 B.C. are believed to have occurred based on findings in a region from Mexico to Brazil which show that American indians in the region include Negritic types (eg.
During the historic period close to the early bronze or copper using period of world history (6000 B.C. to 4000 B.C. migrations of Africans from the Mende regions of West Africa and the Sahara across the Atlantic to the Americas may have occurred.
www.raceandhistory.com /historicalviews/ancientamerica.htm   (6998 words)

 NSF - OLPA - PR 02-05: GEMINI OBSERVATORY CELEBRATES HISTORIC FIRST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
NSF provides nearly 50 percent of the Gemini project costs on behalf of the United States and serves as the executive agency for the partnership.
The telescopes, located on both sides of the equator, provide complete sky coverage for astronomers within the seven nations in the Gemini partnership--Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Early discoveries from Gemini North, dedicated on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, in 1999, include surprising conditions surrounding a supermassive fl hole at the core of an active galaxy, and regions of gas and dust circling stars where early planetary systems might be forming.
www.nsf.gov /od/lpa/news/02/pr0205.htm   (617 words)

 Evaluation of Historic Reinforced Concrete Bridges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The procedures used to evaluate seven historic reinforced concrete bridges in different regions of the United States are discussed.
Constructed between 1907 and 1938, three of the bridges have soil infill above arched vaults, three are open spandrel arch structures, and the seventh is a continuous span structure in the states of Nevada, Indiana, Rhode Island, Washington and Pennsylvania.
A combination of visual inspection, nondestructive methods and coring followed by laboratory testing was used in all cases.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?0102161   (153 words)

 Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes the State of Georgia and the surrounding region.
The largest of these colonies to break from the English crown, revolutionary Georgia, closes the eigtheenth century as a staging-area or battleground in the struggle for independence.
In the next century, while the country as a whole undergoes union and expansion and a bloody civil war, the state wrestles with questions of property and political boundaries, transforming itself from frontier to New South.
www.libs.uga.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html   (439 words)

 United States and Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Facts and stories about each state from "America's Story" by the Library of Congress
Facts, maps, and state symbols for the 50 states, with links to related quizzes and printouts
The 50 States of the U.S.A. Comprehensive list of sites for all 50 states; information on specific states
www.centennialsd.org /Curriculum/Library/unitedstates.html   (234 words)

 National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service
Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places listed in the National Register.
Spotlighting different geographic regions and themes across the country, National Register Travel Itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
Tourist information for historic places open to the public including hours of operation, tour possibilities, phone numbers, and website links
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel   (238 words)

 Historical Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Historical Maps of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics
National Atlas of The United States of America (1970)
Public Schools Historical Atlas by C. Colbeck (1905)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/historical/index.html   (46 words)

 List of regions of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Region II: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma
Multinational regions: Atlantic Northeast • Border States • Great Lakes • Great Plains • Pacific Northwest
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Regions_of_the_United_States   (500 words)

 Regional USA Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This ten minute presentation illustrates the growth of the United States from the original thirteen states in 1789
Choose a state map, with or without capital cities or landforms
For each state visitors can learn key facts, points of interest, information on population and culture, and more!
www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us /mes/regions.html   (279 words)

 First Ladies' Curriculum: Statehood for Puerto Rico? You Decide!
1.  Using the websites listed below under "Territories and States," ask students to research the many and varied designations by which parts of the United States have previously been known.  What is the status of each with respect to the United States as a whole?
Students may want to contact their senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress with their ideas on the matter of Puerto Rican statehood.  Students may find their senators and representatives at:
This lesson was designed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.
www.firstladies.org /curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=1520   (369 words)

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