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Westward Movement

USII.2a, 2b, 2c

Physical features of the Great Plains low rainfall, land eroded by wind and water, flatlands, dust storms
Inventions to help people live in challenging environments barbed wire, steel plow, railroads, windmills
Adaptations for living on the Great Plains dry farming, sod houses, beef cattle, wheat farming
New England Textile industry
Detroit Automobile industry
Pittsburgh Steel industry
Chicago Meatpacking industry
Factories were often located near Rivers and railroads
Southwest Region Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona
Rocky Mountains (or Western) Region Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho
Pacific Region Washington, Oregon, California
Noncontiguous Region Alaska and Hawaii
Northeast Region Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Southeast Region Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas
Midwest Region Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota
Created by: ssluck