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U.S. Regions Notes & Study Guide


Topography or Migration
States Major Cities Climate
Major Landforms Patterns
• New York • NYC • hot • Plains • Natives – long
• Maine • Boston, MA • Widely spaced houses, hunted
• Rhode Island • Providence, RI mountains land and sea
Northeast

• Vermont • Trenton, NJ • valleys animals


• New Hampshire • Pittsburg, PA
• New Jersey • Hartford, CT
• Connecticut
• Pennsylvania
• Massachusetts

• Florida • Tallahassee, FL • Hot and rainy in • Flatlands • Farmers here on


• Alabama FL large plantations
• Little Rock, AR • Hills
• Georgia
• Nashville, TN • Wet, hot • Swamps • Slaves
• Mississippi
Southeast

• Louisiana • Montgomery, AL summers • Lowlands • Natives – Choctaw


• Arkansas • New Orleans, LA • Mild winters • Mountains tribe, fished
• Tennessee • Richmond, VA • Asians moved
• Kentucky here for water
• Maryland
• Washington, DC
• Delaware • Jackson, MS
• North Carolina
• South Carolina
• West Virginia
• Virginia
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• Wisconsin • Omaha, NE • Mostly dry • 1880- many
• Nebraska • Indianapolis, IN moved here
• Indiana • Des Moines, IA • Farmers came for
• Iowa • Minneapolis, MN land
Midwest

• Minnesota • Kansas City, KS • Germans


• Ohio • St. Louis, MO • Natives lived in
• South Dakota • Sioux Falls, ND teepees, hunted
buffalo
• North Dakota
• Michigan
• Missouri
• Kansas
• Illinois

Topography or Migration
States Major Cities Climate
Major Landforms Patterns
• • • • •
Rocky Mountains

Idaho Billings, MT Semi-desert (dry) Mountain ranges Louis and Clark


• Montana • Denver, CO • Depends on the • Hills explored
• Colorado • Salt Lake City, elevation • Plateaus • Jim Bridger
• Wyoming UT • Plains (Mormon leader) –
• Utah • Las Vegas, NV • Basins settled in Utah
• Nevada • Gold seekers to
Colorado in late
1800’s
• Natives – Nez
Perce

• Texas • Dallas, TX • Humid • Mountains • People lived here


• Arizona • Houston, TX • Sub-tropical • Hills to farm
• Oklahoma • Phoenix, AZ • Semi-desert • Plateaus • Spanish settlers
Southwest

• New Mexico • Tulsa, OK • Plains • People wanting to


• Santa Fe, NM • Deserts hunt buffalo and
get animal hides
• Natives – lots in
Oklahoma,
Comanche tribe
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• California • Los Angeles, CA • Arctic in AK • Low mountain • Settlers moved
• Oregon • San Francisco, • Warm and ranges here during
• Washington CA tropical in HI, CA • Earthquakes Westward
• Alaska • Portland, OR • Rainy • Volcanoes Expansion
Pacific

• Hawaii • Seattle, WA • Plains • Gold seekers to


• Anchorage, AK • Borders Pacific CA in late 1800’s
• Honolulu, HI Ocean • Spanish missions
• People moved to
AK to hunt &
mine
• Polynesians &
Asians in HI