Geography of North America

Please choose ONE of the following prompts and respond in one paragraph

A. Although it was long considered a backwater region of the United States, the Inland South and its diverse peoples have made many contributions to U.S. culture and to other parts of the world. List and discuss some of the contributions of this distinctive North American region to global culture today. Be sure to support your response with material from both the textbook (Hardwick, et. al.) and the book by Woodard.

B. What geographic factors make the Coastal South especially prone to disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, and what has been done in recent years to restore the environmental damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Gulf oil spill only five years later?

C. Explain why the patterns of population distribution in the Canadian and American Intermontane provide an example of the geographic concept of discontinuous settlement. Be sure to support your response with material from both the textbook (Hardwick, et. al.) and the book by Woodard.

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