Friday, May 20, 2011
Pennsylvania is located by a lot of states. The capital is Harrisburg and the largest city is Philadelphia. It was the 2nd state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on December 12th 1787. It is the 33rd largest state. Some of its major industries include steel, farming, mining, and cars. Rich in historic lore, Pennsylvania territory was disputed in the early 1600s among the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English. I would love to play volleyball at Penn State. They have the best volleyball team around and probably always will.
New Mexico was the 47th state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on January 6th 1912. Its state capital is Santa Fe but its largest city Albuqurque. New Mexico is located between Texas and Arizona on the south part of the United States. Some of its major industries are mining, oil, natural gas, and tourism. Most people think that New Mexico is not part of the United States but it is. Francisco, a Spanish explorer searching for gold, traveled the region that became New Mexico in 1540–1542.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Nevada is located on the Western part of the United States. It lies to the right of California. Nevada's capital is Carson City and the biggest city we all know is Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the city where everybody wants to go to gamble. The city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005. The event celebrated the May 15, 1905 land auction when 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas were auctioned off. Nevada was the 36th state to become part of the United States. It become a state on Ocotber 31, 1864. Nevada has three major industries, they are tourism, mining, and hydro-electrical power. The driest state in the nation, with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 in., much of Nevada is uninhabited, sagebrush-covered desert. The wettest part of the state receives about 40 in. of precipitation per year, while the driest spot has less than 4 in. per year. Nevada in Spanish means "snowcapped".
Friday, April 29, 2011
Washington DC also referred to as The District of Columbia serves as our nations capital. The White House, Supreme Court, and many other government buildings are located in Washington DC. President George Washington chose this as future capital in 1791. Washington, D.C. was founded on July 16, 1790. Washington DC became USA's capital June 11, 1800. John Adams was the first to live in Washington DC. It is the 49th most populous state. Its one major industry is government. Although DC residents pay taxes to the federal government, they do not have a voting representative in Congress.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
New Jersey is located on the far east coast of the United States. It was the third state to become a part of the U.S. It was admitted on December 18, 1787. New Jersey's state capital is Trenton. The largest city is Newark. New Jersey is known for farming, insurance, and tourism. Tomatoes are on of their major crops. My brother-in-law is from Newark, New Jersey and he said it is a scary place to live. When he was in high school 10 years ago they had cops at all the doors at all times the whole day during school. They also had to go through a metal detector before entering the school. New Jersey is also the home state to the famous show Jersey Shore! This is one of the best shows ever!
Georgia is located in the east of the United States. Its surrounding states include Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Georgia's capital and largest city is Atlanta. Atlanta is located in the northwestern part of the state. It was the fourth state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on January 2, 1788. Georgia is known for having great tasting peaches. Some of its major industries are textiles, timber, and agriculture. The Atlanta Braves is Georgia's very own baseball team.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Montana is located on the northern border of the United States. It has a rectangular shape. Montana got its name from the spanish word montana meaning mountain state. The state capital is Helena but its largest city is Billings. Montana was the 41st state and it was admitted on November 8th, 1889. Montana is the 4th largest state with the total area of 147,046 square miles. It has four bordering states and one bordering country. Some major industries in Montana are farming, cattle ranching, mining, oil, lumber, and tourism. Montana is somewhere I have always wanted to visit because you can ride horses for miles and never see anybody. It has many ranches with miles of pasture and open land. That is the way I have always wanted to live. I don't want live by anybody. Having a ranch is something I would like to do in my future.