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source the beginning of a river
mouth where a river empties into a larger body of water
tributaries streams or small rivers that empty into larger rivers
Piedmont gentle rolling hills
fall line where the Piedmont meets the Coastal Plains
delta a triangular shaped area of land near the mouth of a river
growing season the time of year when the weather is warm enough to grow crops
hurricanes strong winds and heavy rain that develop over the ocean that can be very devastating to the area it hits
petroleum a thick, black, oily liquid from which gasoline is made
dam used to hold rivers back to create lakes, controlling floods and making river transportation easier
hydroelectricity the use of falling water to make electricity
Tennessee Valley Authority also known as the TVA; a group of people in charge of building dams and setting up hydroelectric power plants in the Southeast Region
Eliza Lucas the person who found a way to grow indigo
Sun Belt the part of the US that has a mild climate all year
Civil Rights the rights of all people to be treated equally under the law
Martin Luther King Jr. an American who worked to help African Americans gain Civil Rights
Southeast Geographical Features 1. Appalachian Mountains 2. Coastal Plains 3. Piedmont
Southeast Natural Resources 1. forests 2. soil / growing season 3. fuels and minerals 4. rivers
industry all the businesses that make the same kind of product or provide the same kind of service
George Washington Carver the person who found over 300 uses for the peanut plant
food processing plant factories that produce crops into foods that can be sold in stores
textile another word for cloth, or made from cotton
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