(Closed) What States make up "New England"?

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  • poll: What States make up New England?

    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut

    The 13 Original Colonies: CT, DE, GA, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC, PA, RI & VA

    Another group that consists of Ohio

    None of the Above

  • Post # 32
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    @windmills:  I’d consider WV, MD, and VA mid-atlantic. along with the states you mentioned

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    @Mrs.KMM:  NY is not part of New England.  

     

     

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    @Cougar09:  Kind of like those huge states out west are just…one big space…to New Englanders…=)

    Post # 35
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    “New England” is not some wishy washy category, but the set of colonies (now states) that the English crown recognized as New England.

    Post # 36
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    Let’s sum up here:

    New England: ME, New Husband, VT, MA, RI, and CT.

    Mid-Atlantic: PA, NY, DE, NJ, MD, VA, WV, NJ

    Original 13 Colonies: VA, MA, New Husband, NJ, NY, MD, RI, CT, DE, NC, SC, PA, GA.

    Ohio does not fall into any of these categories.

    Technically, a Yankee is from New England. It’s occasionally used to reference those from NY (or, as I said in the other thread, a pinstriped baseball player). It’s used frequently and incorrectly by some to reference anyone living north of the Mason-Dixon line, or whose politics and education don’t align with conservativism.

    Social Studies and Geography are clearly insufficiently taught these days ;D

    Sidenote: I’m a Yankee, and I’ve heard the term used as a qualifier (“his Yankee stoicism and work ethic…”) and as a derogatory adjective (“those Yankees think they’re so smart!”), among other uses.

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    @mrsSonthebeach:  New England currently refers to the six states mentioned by many of us.  

    New England has been called such since, like*, 1620.  

     

     

     

    *used to make me sound smarter

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    @Woodstock:  Yes they are, sorry! I fixed it, for some reason I didn’t type them out the 1st time!

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    The original 13 colonies are not current-day New England.

    New England is: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut

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    What everyone else voted. NY is not New England.

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    @peachacid:  I wasn’t disagreeing. I was just saying that you can’t go and define it as whatever you want. The six states of New England are the six states of New England, end of story.

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    @BostonBaby:  haha sorry for the exclamation marks! lol didn’t mean to yell. but I always get upset at this b/c growing up there was always the debate.. where southerners call VA the north(becuase trust me it’s country but now where near as southern as the panhandle or any of the gulf coast states) and the northerners call VA the south.. but I always say.. “eh we’re neither.. we’re mid-atlantic.” 

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    I feel like I always understood NY as part of the Mid-Atlantic, but there were always people who included it in New England.

    Like how “Y” is sometimes a vowel…

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    @Woodstock:  Haha no worries, I didn’t mean to leave those states out — I consider myself pretty well-educated in regional issues, so I understand the whole north vs. south vs. m-a debates. I think it’s funny that we all still get so touchy about where we “belong” because, well, regional divides are a holdover from the Civil War and post-War days.

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