Deep South facts for kids
The term "deep south" refers to the lower states in the southern region of the United States. Also known as the "Bible Belt". The more commonly referred ones are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. States with more racial diversity and conservative views today. And relied heavily on plantation farming with slaves in the pre Civil war era. And today politicaly are "Red states". Other states included as "Deep south" states are Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida.
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Approximate geographic definition of the Deep South and neighboring regions in the greater Southern United States. The Deep South is consistently thought to include most or all of the states shown in red and overlaps into portions of those in orange. While the Census Bureau considers those in yellow to be part of the South, they are not typically attached to the Deep South geographic label. The inner core of the region, characterized by very rich black soil that supported cotton plantations, is known as the Black Belt (geological formation). The Black Belt in the American South has since become better known as a sociocultural region.
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