HIS 1050 (AI)

American Civilization Since World War II (3 credits)



Demographics & Geography
The links below provide further details on the physiography of North America.

Map Quiz Tutorial, North America: Physiographic Regions

United States physiographic regions


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Concentration of U.S. Parts Plants
(click for larger version of map below)
from Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, October 20,2005,
 Delphi and Midwest Auto Parts

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American history has been and continues to be shaped by the physical geography of North America.  The coastal plain, conducive to large-scale culitivation of cotton and tobacco, was critical to the development of a slave-based society.   The Great PPlanes: wheat and cattle; thde  lower great lakes region, the gorwth of the gretst conctation of machno-metal manfutiring in the wrld, at one time. 
A Tapestry of Time and Terrain:
The Union of Two Maps - Geology and Topography
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for more detail, click on physiographic regions of the United States
The 2000 version of the Population Distribution in the United States map reflects population data from the 2000 Decennial Census. The U.S. land area is shown in black against a midnight blue background in which the population locations are shown as if lights were visible during the night sky. White dots coalesce to form the urban population concentrations.



Census 2000 Population Distribution in the United States
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United States, 2008 Presidential Election
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see Electoral Explorer


Data from the DailyKos, "Birthers are mostly Republican and Southern," by kos, Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 08:20:37 AM PDT

The Research 2000 findings were pulled together from a survey of 2,400 adults

Poll question: Do you believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America or not?

Choices: Yes   No   Not sure

No + Not Sure = variable graphed


regional variation
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NBC News poll from   firstread.msnbc.msn.com/

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by Domenico Montanaro

Centration: focusing on only one aspect, and that is demonized; paranoid moral theater: evil-doing in the guise of reform

            variation by network
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