We’re Finally here! The Southeast!
I can’t wait to see all of the great places like the Appalchian Moutains! But let’sget to know some history. The Southeast is were they imported black slaves to America. I think we all know that the Southeast has Twelve States in it. Now lets see all the amazing sites on our tour. Get your popcorn and sit down you’re going to like the Southeast. First lets go to the Everglades. The Everglades is a vast area of swamp, savanna. A swamp is a low leveled land covered with water which also has lily pads. A savanna is a land full of trees and grass just nature’s normal inventory. The Everglades National Park have wonderful animals like Alligators, Turtles, Deer, Bobcats and etc. The park now is very peaceful and calm but in 1992 was when Hurricane Andrew hit southern Florida. It was a massive storm that killed part of Florida tourist and the people that live there. A Hurricane is a storm that builds up over water and travels it’s way to land.
Now let’s visit Cape Canaveral! Florida is in a part of the United States called the Sunbelt. The Sunbelt stretches across the country from Florida to California. Cape Carnival is a wonderful place for animals and people because there’s Swamps and Savannas as I said earlier. Don’t you want to see John F. Kennedy Space Center and its still at Cape Carnival! Visitors to the Kennedy Space Center learn all about space exploration. They may even see a rocket blast off into space!
What a long trip but not over we are now in Virginia! In the spring of 1607, settlers from England chose this spot of James River to build a colony. John Smith, one of their leaders, called it “a very fit place” Wrong! it had mosquitoes everywhere it was so very hard to raise crops. but in 1612 things got a lot better. The colonist found a crop that grew well in this area. It was Tobacco. Virginia tobacco sold well in England. The colony made money. It was an amazing expreience for England because they learned that you can’t only grow one crop.
Lets travel all the way to… APPALACHIA! This mountain chain is located at the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains. It’s also the place were they find minerals. Appalachia has no exact borders. It covers most of West Virginia and other areas. Appalachia is too hilly for farming but amazing for find minerals and coal. They use the coal to make fire and electricity. Now we can take the boat too see Memphis, Tennessee one musical state indeed. Memphis is in the center of the Mississippi Delta region. A delta is a triangle shape at the end of a river.
in 1912, an African American songwriter in Memphis wrote the first popular blues song. Now that’s a state with talent it should be in State Got Talent! TIME TO GO TO NEW ORLEANS! New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana. French Colonists built this city I wonder how long it took!! New Orleans is also the birthplace of jazz. Like I said earlier that’s one musical city. In the 1700’s French colonists from Canada settled along Louisiana bayou’s. A bayou is water flowing down swampy areas.
Speaking of water let’s go see the….. Gulf Coast! Near the Gulf Coast are oil workers. Oil can harm fishes,ducks,sharks, and etc. Mostly water animals. Oil is found underground underwater pretty neat right? Oil workers build big platforms called rigs. Rig’s help the Oil workers get oil from deep underwater. You may think finding Oil is easy breezy but it can be really hard at times. Now we only have two more stops of the Southeast tour so let’s hop on the boat and take off. Now we have to take a bus to Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is a good plantation home. Plantation means a large farm sometimes used to only grow one crop. In the early 1800’s that’s was when cotton was at the top of the list for growing crops. Many people because rich over cotton some didn’t. In the mid 1800’s many planters wanted to grow a new crop I mean do you want to keep growing the same crop everyday? But they need new helpers/workers so they had slaves from sooner or later slaves began to spread about all over america that’s straight brutal. Sense they had more helpers they were able to grow the crops. Many people didn’t want slavery to spread all over but it had already started. No one knew who had the right to do this people got really confused and still continued slavery. Later on it took war to answer the question. North and South, Americans fought the American Civil War for four long ,dreadful years. One good came out of this war slavery had ended. We will get on the bus for our last part of the Southeast. We are now back at Alabama. Montgomery, Alabama to be exact. This memorial honors 40 Americans who were killed during the civil rights movement. After civil war Blacks, and South’s were free! they were treated equally the same. At the time segregation became a way of life. Segregation is the separation between race,religion or gender either way we’re all the same. You can’t treat someone diffrent from someone else that may show that you disrespect their race,religion or gender. In 1995 was when Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world we live in. Now blacks/whites can sit where ever they want to on the bus, go to any school they want, and most of all..NO MORE SLAVES. Now that our trip is over I hope you learned a lot even though I had some help this was truly a lot. Even i learn something, something really special. The Southeast States in one contry that can hold both me and you just enough room.