Eastern United States
States east of the Mississippi River!
The Eastern United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River. For our purposes, we will go with this.
Included States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, N. Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, W.Virginia, Wisconsin.
The Southern United States constitutes a large distinctive region in the southeastern and south-central United States. Due to many factors, the South developed its own customs, literature, musical styles, and varied cuisines, that have profoundly shaped traditional American culture. The South is one of the unique and culturally diverse regions of the nation whose culture is deeply rooted in the American Civil War.
In the last few decades, the South has become more industrialized and urban, attracting numerous internal and international migrants. The American South is among the fastest-growing areas in the United States.
New England is a region of the United States located in the northeastern corner of the country, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada and the state of New York, consisting of the modern states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
In one of the earliest English settlements in the New World, English Pilgrims from Europe first settled in New England in 1620, in the colony of Plymouth. In the late 18th century, the New England colonies would be among the first North American British colonies to demonstrate ambitions of independence from the British Crown, although they would later oppose the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain.
New England produced the first pieces of American literature and philosophy and was home to the beginnings of free public education. In the 19th century, it played a prominent role in the movement to abolish slavery in the United States. It was the first region of the United States to be transformed by the Industrial Revolution.