Maryland Maine Pennsylvani a Massachusett s A Train

Maryland Maine Pennsylvani a Massachusett s A Train

Maryland Maine Pennsylvani a Massachusett s A Train Tour of the Northeast New Hampshire

New Jersey Connecticu t Rhode Island Vermont New York Delaware

The Northeast United States Questions to think about Why do we call the Northeast the birthplace of our nation? Why did our nations first factories start here?

What large cities are found in the Northeast? West Quoddy Head, Maine -Northeast Maine -Northernmost part of the United States -The lighthouse keeps ships from crashing into the shore. The Sun rises here

before anywhere else in the country Northeastern Coast - Maine Fishing is very important fishing harbors are found throughout the coastline Moving glaciers carved out the once smooth coastline a long time ago Click the boat to hear the fog horn

-The coast use to be smooth until the Ice Age -When glaciers melted, the sea flowed into the places where they were. Harbors formed. Mt. Washington highest peak in the The Mountains of the Northeast Northeast at 6,288 ft. New Hampshire Some of the worlds

most severe weather Possibility of snow all year long Peak is very windy Vocabulary Peak the top of a mountain Maine Hampshire

State Capital - Augusta New Concord Mount Washington Cog Railway Mount Washington Cog Railway is used to get to the top

running on the 2nd steepest railway in the world A part of the White Mountains which are connected to the Appalachian Mountain Range Click the train to go to The Cog Railway Appalachian Mountain Range One of the

oldest mountain ranges in the world. Vermont Mountains known for skiing Great foliage in the fall State Capital Montpelier

Rhode Island Smallest state in the US. Newport, RI known for sailing and it is a large port. State Capital Providence Connecticut State Capital -

Hartford Mark Twains Home Massachusetts State Capitol Boston Cape Cod is where the Pilgrims

landed Democracy Takes Root at Plymouth About 400 yrs ago the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts They left England in 1602 on a ship called the Mayflower a reproduction of the ship can now be seen at Plymouth Harbor

Half of the passengers were Pilgrims searching for religious freedom, the other half, known as strangers were looking to settle in Virginia Democracy Takes Root at Plymouth A storm blew the ship off course forcing the

passengers to land in New England With no government established in New England, the Pilgrims had a problem. How did they solve their problem? Problem Solved!! To solve their problem, the

Pilgrims came up with the Mayflower Compact their agreement to set up a government that would make laws and rules for the benefit of everyone Every man signed the compact and a governor was elected Because of this Americans Click the Mayflower compact to see

today believe that leaders Schoolhouse Rock and laws should be elected American Revolution and created by the people What is DEMOCRACY? ? A form of government in which people vote for their laws and leaders.

Boston Leads the Fight For Freedom The Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail both are both walking trails that begin at the Boston Common Freedom Trail takes you to different places where the fight for freedom began, ending at the very place the

first battle of the American Revolution took place, Bunker Hill Black Heritage Trail learn about the long history of African Americans in Boston ending at the African Meeting House The Freedom Trail Boston Leads the Fight For Freedom

Americas first public park is Boston Common Boston is one of Americas oldest cities and where the fight for freedom began The American Revolution began near Boston when British troops fought against the colonists in 1775 because they no longer

wanted to live under British rule Boston Tea Party Boston Leads the Fight For Freedom Battle of Bunker Hill Shot heard Around the world

Vocabulary Revolution the overthrow of a system of government Click the photo to watch the Shot heard Around the World New York Albany is the state

capital New York City is one of the largest cities in the United States. Borders 2 of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario The Erie Canal Links the Northeast and Midwest!! The Erie Canal is a 363-mile-long ditch

connecting Hudson River with the Great Lakes In 1817, work began on the canal because they needed a faster and more costly way to transport goods The Erie Canal Erie Canal 83 locks were built to carry the boats over the mountains

In 1825, the Erie Canal opened and was a great success freight prices dropped and New York City soon became the nations busiest seaport Click the photo to hear the Erie Canal Song The Erie Canal

Click the Photo to see a boat Go through the Erie Canal. Locks are used to raise and lower boats in the water. Lock a water elevator used to raise and lower boats A canal is a ditch dug across land.

The problem was the Appalachian Mountains were between the two regions and there was no river crossing the mountains The solution was that men dug a 40-foot-wide ditch from the New York City: Where Buildings Touch the Sky The largest city in America with more than 8

million people living in it City of immigrants containing many different cultures and languages Dutch settled here first then Europeans and Africans New York City: Where Buildings Touch the Sky New Yorkers began to build skyscrapers to

house so many people New Yorks most famous skyscraper is The Empire State Building 102 floors with 1,800 stairs and 1,472 ft tall Vocabulary Skyscraper a very tall building Delaware

The First State Dover is the Capital Borders Pennslvania New Jersey Capital Trenton The Garden State Borders Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Capital Harrisburg State bird Ruffled

Grouse State animal White tailed deer State flower Mountain Laurel State insect Lady bug and the Firefly State motto The Keystone State Hershey, Pennsylvania: A Town Built on Chocolate Water power and people

power were two reasons why the first factories were built in the Northeast Milton Hershey started a candy business over a hundred years ago. Hershey, Pennsylvania: A Town Built on Chocolate He used the mass production system in his factory

The Hershey bar was Americas first mass produced candy bar Hersheys factory is the largest chocolate factory in the world today Vocabulary Mass production a way of making large quantities of the same product Click the Kiss to view How

Hershey Kisses are made. Fast forward if needed. Independence Hall: The Birthplace of the United States The United States was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 4, 1776 was the first Independence Day leaders from the 13 colonies met to sign the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall Told the world that Americans had formed their own nation called the United States of America The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Click the photo for SchoolHouse Rock Fireworks Our Constitution In 1787 the nations best thinkers met again in Independence Hall. They wrote a new Constitution or plan of government for our country. We still live by that plan

today. Constitution A plan of government for the United States Our Constitution Based on Democracy The people choose their leader Protects our rights To say what you think

Follow any religion Right to a fair trial Constitution A plan of government for the United States Click the photo for the Schoolhouse Rock Preamble Video Maryland and District of Columbia

Capital Annapolis Borders Pennsylvani a to the south DC Borders both Maryland and Virginia

Washington, D. C.: Our Nations Capital The capital of the United States and also where our countries government is located Click the Capitol to hear 3 branches of government 3 Ringed Government Legislative.

Executive Judicial 3 Branches of Government 3 branches of government Legislative Congress makes laws for our country. Lawmakers are elected by voters to represent them in

Congress. 2 Parts the House of Representatives and the Senate. Click the Law for Im Just a bill video 3 Branches of Government Executive the

President is head of this branch. Their job is to make sure the laws passed by Congress are carried out. The president is elected by voters from each state. Click the seal to watch the Presidential Minute 3 Branches of Government

Judicial made up of courts which make sure that the laws passed by Congress are obeyed. Supreme Court is the highest court and its job is the make sure that the laws that are passed by Congress follow the

Constitution. Our National Monuments Washington Monument celebrates George Washington our first president Jefferson Memorial honors signer of the Declaration of Independence and our 3 rd president Thomas Jefferson National Archives Museum holds the signed Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and the U. S. Constitution

Summary Answers to Questions Why the Northeast is the birthplace of our nation? Boston is where the American Revolution began Philadelphia is where Americans first declared our independence from Britain Why first factories where located in Northeast ? Waterpower to run factories People who wanted and enjoyed challenge of starting new businesses New transportation methods canals + railroads lowered cost

of transporting goods and encouraged people to build factories What are some large cities? Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., and New York City The Northeast United States

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