The Southeast region of the United States contains resources such as coal and pine trees. Because of its closer proximity to the equator, the southeast region has warm temperatures for much of the year. In addition, this region experiences a great amount of rainfall and features rich soil, making it an ideal location for agriculture. Some of the common crops farmers grow in the southeast include rice, tobacco and peanuts.
The Mississippi River, which runs through the Southeast region, has provided a means of travel for goods and people throughout United States' history. The Southeast also contains two significant wetlands, the Florida Everglades and the Okefenokee Swamp. The Southeast region is also home to many beaches and national parks, making it a popular tourist destination.
The states in the Southeast region of the U.S. are Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana. Mississippi, Tennesee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia are all part of the Southeast region as well, as are both North and South Carolina. Some of these states are also part of the Coastal Plains. These states have sand and gravel useful for cement and road fills. In addition, some states in the Southeast region have clays, and Georgia and South Carolina are the leading states in clay production. In addition, some states in this region have oil and gas deposits.