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Wisconsin is a state located in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions of the United States. It is located to the east of Minnesota, northeast of Iowa and southwest of Michigan. Lake Michigan is to the east of the state and Lake Superior is to the north. Since European discovery of the Americas the region has had a long history and has been claimed by a number of different countries. Let’s take a look at a brief history of the area and find out when it officially became a state.
Ohio is a state located in the Midwestern United States bordered by Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Canadian province Ontario. It is a relatively small state in terms of area (34th largest state), but has a large population (7th largest) at more than 11.5 million people. The capital of Ohio is Columbus, which is also the largest city in the state. Let’s take a look at the history of Ohio and how it became a state.
World War I is considered to be the first global conflict and was called the World War or the Great War prior to the beginning of World War Two. Majority of the war was fought in Europe and involved all of the world great powers; United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungry. As the war progressed more countries became involved either through invasion or in support of other countries. More than 70 million military personnel were engaged in the war and approximately 9 million fatalities occurred. World War I lasted over four years and caused political and social change on a global scale.
Hawaii is a group of islands located about 3,200 km (2,000 mi) from the North American continent. Hawaii is a state of the United States of America and it is the only state made up of only islands. Hawaii is a relatively small state in terms of area and population, but it has the fourth largest coastline of any U.S. state! Let’s take a look at a brief history of the region and find out how these islands became a state.
Vermont is one of the smallest (6th) and least populated (2nd) states in the United States of America. It is located in the northeastern part of the country and is bordered by Canada as well as the states of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The area now known as Vermont was originally inhabited by two Native American tribes. The first European contact with the area is thought to have occurred in the 1500′s, but the area was officially claimed for France by explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1609.
Washington, not to be confused with the nation’s capital Washington, D.C., is a state located in the northwest region of the United States. It shares a border with Oregon, Idaho and the Canadian province of British Colombia. The state has the 13th largest population of any U.S. state at approximately 6.8 million. Around half of these residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, which is the largest city in the state. Let’s take a look at a brief history of Washington and how it became a state.
Alcatraz Island, also known as The Rock, is a small island in San Francisco Bay. The island was first documented by Spanish naval officer Juan Manuel de Ayala who named the island La Isla de los Alcatraces (English: The Island of the Pelicans). The first main structure on the island was a lighthouse, which is the oldest operating lighthouse of the west coast of the United States. Not long after California became a part of the United States the island was used for military purposes, including as a military prison during the Civil War and the Spanish-American war. In 1907 it became the Western U.S. Military Prison. In 1933 control of the island was transferred to the United States Department of Justice. The next year Alcatraz Island became a federal prison for which it is best known.
Slavery in the United States was common in North America for at least 100 years before the founding of the United States. Most of these slaves were from Africa, or of African descent, and were owned by white settlers. Slave labor was especially sought after in the Southern United States, because this area offered fertile land for growing crops. Although slavery was common after the formation of the United States, it was a hotly debated subject. Many states outlawed the practice and slaves attempted to escape to these locations. The issue came to a head when Abraham Lincoln, who opposed the spread of slavery, was elected President in 1860. Let’s take a look at the events that led to the outlawing of slavery.
Sesame Street is an educational children’s television show aimed at preschool children. It is one of the most well known children’s programs in the United States, where the show was conceived. It is also broadcast into over 120 other countries and there are also 20 international versions that have been created with a similar format. This makes it the most widely viewed children’s television program in the world. If you have ever wondered when this program first aired, keep reading to find out.
Florida is a state located in the southeastern part of the United States of America. It shares a border with Alabama and Georgia, and is flanked by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Florida has the 4th largest population of any US state with approximately 19 million people. Since the first European contact in the 16th century, the area now known as Florida has a long and interesting history. Let’s take a quick look at this history.