Known as the South, the southern region of the United States contains 17 states, enjoys a warm climate and produces several indigenous crops. Indian, African-American, French, Spanish and Mexican influences contribute to the southern region's food.Know More
The South is considered the area south of the Mason-Dixon line and the Ohio River. The South contains Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The southern region enjoys warm weather most of the year and abundant rain. This type of climate has enabled southern farmers to traditionally grow popular crops such as cotton, sugar cane and tobacco.
In the past, the South's involvement in the international African slave trade and the local people's relationship with American Indians and other cultures led to a variety of foods that are now considered "Southern." Slaves brought watermelon, eggplant, collard greens and okra from Africa. The American Indians introduced Southerners to corn. French settlers brought spices now used in Creole seasoning and Cajun cooking. Mexicans popularized what is now known as Tex-Mex cuisine. Popular foods that resulted from these influences are cornbread, sweet potato pie and grits. Other foods include fried chicken, fried okra, crawfish and catfish.Learn more about The South
The southeast region of the United States contains the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia. Although they belong to the same group of southeastern states, there is quite a bit of variation in culture, demographics and history among the states that form the southeast region. Florida is the most populated of the southeastern states, followed by Georgia and North Carolina.Full Answer >
The southernmost state in the United States is Hawaii. Hawaii is roughly as far south as Cuba. If only the continental United States are being considered, the southernmost state is Florida.Full Answer >
Located in the United States, the Appalachian Mountains run through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as and several Canadian territories. The mountain range is approximately 2,000 miles long.Full Answer >
The Vietnam War was fought in an attempt to stem the communist rule of Vietnam; it did not succeed in its objectives despite massive loss of life for both South and North Vietnamese and the United States, who stepped in to try and prevent Communist rule in the region. The Vietnam War formerly held the title of the longest war in U.S. history until the war in Afghanistan. Despite military intervention by the U.S., the North Vietnamese was able to overtake the South Vietnamese and the Vietnam War takes its place in history as the only war that the U.S. ever lost.Full Answer >