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

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

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

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. 


Michigan is a state that has two parts.  The main part is called the lower peninsula and the island right above it is the upper peninsula.  Michigan is surrounded by the five Great Lakes.  They include Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.  The state of Michigan was named after Lake Michigan. The name mishigama came from the Ojibwe meaning "large water" or "large lake".  Michigan was the 26th state to become part of the United States.  It was admitted on January 26th, 1837.  It is the 11th biggest state.  The capital of Michigan is Lansing and its largest city is Detroit.  Eminem is from here! yay! greatest rapper ever!!  Some of Michigans major industries are car manufacturing, farming, and fishing.  While Michigan ranks first among the states in production of motor vehicles and parts, it is also a leader in many other manufacturing and processing lines, including prepared cereals, machine tools, airplane parts, refrigerators, hardware, and furniture.  There is a college in Michigan that I would like to go to.  It is called Oakland University.  It is located in the lower peninsula on the far east coast.  The volleyball coach has seen me play and liked what he saw.  I hope to visit there soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Kansas is known as the sunflower state.  This region of plains and prairie is the breadbasket of the country, growing more wheat than any other state in the union. 
The state of Kansas was named after the river.
The Kansas River was named by the French after the Kansas, Omaha, and Kaw.  Kansas was the 34th state to become part of the United States.  It was admitted on January 29, 1861.  Kansas is the 15th biggest state.  The capital of Kansas is Topeka.  It is located on the Eastern side of the state.  When I hear of Kansas I think of a huge piece of flat land.  I have drove through Kansas many times and it is so boring!  It seems like it takes forever to get through it.  Some of Kansas major industries include aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, and agriculture.  The agriculture products include wheat and other grains. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Florida is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time.  I think I might actually be able to go this summer.  Panama City Beach, Key West, Miami, Tampa and Orlando would be some of the places I would like to go.  Florida is a very popular vacation spot.  There is a ton of beaches.  Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida which is located in the northwest part of the state.  Florida was the twenty-seventh state to become part of the United States.  It became a state on March 3, 1845.  Some of Florida's major industries include tourism, electronics, and agriculture.  Florida is known for growing oranges, grapefruit, and tomatoes.  Hopefully I get to visit this beautiful state this summer!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Wisconsin is the state directly above Illinois.  The state capital is Madison and I always remember that because they kind of rhyme in a way.  They also have the same endings.  Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the United States.  It was admitted on May 29, 1848.  Some of Wisconsin's major industries include farming, machinery, beer, tourism, and dairy products.  The most popular dairy products would be milk, butter, and cheese.  Wisconsin is probably most known as the dairy state.  This state has a continental climate.  Summers are warm and winters are very cold.  I went on vacation three years ago to Wisconsin.  We visited as far north as you can go.  It was a small town called St. Germain.  I was there over the fourth of July weekend and every morning it was freezing outside and in the afternoons if the sun was out then it was hot but if it wasn't then it was pretty cold.  I had a lot of fun and I would probably go back. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Maryland is one of the original thirteen states. Maryland lies at the center of the Eastern Seasboard.  It was one of the first states to become part of the United States.  It was the seventh state to join us.  Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788.  The state capital is Annapolis, but the largest city is Baltimore.  Maryland is known for many major industries. Some of them are farming, mining, fishing, and government services.  The Coastal Plain covers about half of Maryland's land area. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

South Carolina

 South Carolina is famous for a lot of things.  It played a big role in the Civil War.  It was the first state to secede from the Unites States.  It is known for its major industries like farming, tobacco, machinery, and tourism.  North Carolina also has a lot of beaches.  Its abbreviation is SC.  Its state capital is Columbia, which is also the largest city.  SouthCarolina was the eighth state to join the United States.  It became a state on May 23, 1788. South Carolina has a humid sub tropical climate.  In the summer South Carolina's temperature is usually around 90 degrees.  This is a state I would want to visit because it has a decent temperature all year round. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New York

New York is located on the east coast well known as the New England States.  When people think of New York they most likely think of the Statue of Liberty.  The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by the government of France.  It is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.  New York was the eleventh state of the United States.  It become a state on July 26, 1788.  The state capital is Albany, but it is not the largest city in New York.  New York City is the largest city in New York.  New York is known for a lot of industries, some of them are finance, communications, publishing, fashion, and farming. 

Monday, February 14, 2011


Oklahoma was the fourty-sixth state in the United States.  It became a state on November 16th, 1907.  Oklahoma city is the state capital, and the largest city in Oklahoma.  Some of their major industries are farming, oil, and natural gas.  Oklahoma is known for having lots of tornadoes.  It is located in tornadoe alley.  When I think of Oklahoma i think of it as a cowboy state.  There really isn't too many facts about Oklahoma but this was a couple I found.

Friday, February 11, 2011


California was the thirty-first state and was admitted on September 9, 1850.  California's abbreviation is CA.  The state capital is Sacremento.  Some other major cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.  California is the third largest state with an area of 163,707 square miles.  Some major industries California is known for is agriculture, oil, mining, electronics, movie making, and tourism.  California is a state that i would really like to visit.  Hollywood is a place that i want to visit because i would hope to see some famous people.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Illinois is the state that we live in.  Illinois was the twenty-first state in the United States.  It became a state on December 3, 1818.  Its abbreviation is IL.  Our state capital is Springfield.  Springfield is the third state capital we have had.  The first was in Kaskaskia, and the second was in Vandalia.  The state capital building is still in Vandalia.  Illinois has some major industries that include cattle, mining, and crops.  The crops include corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, and rye.  Illnois is known as the praire state.  It is the fifth largest state in population.  Its population as of 2000 was 12,419,293.  That is really all the exciting things about Illinois.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Texas Facts

When people think of Texas they think of a really big state.  It is the second largest state in the United States following Alaska.  On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state.  The state capital of Texas is Austin which is located in the middle east of Texas.  The largest city in Texas is Houston which is located on the far east coast.  The population of Texas is approximately twenty one million people.  Texas is known for many major industries such as petroleum, natural gas, cotton, farming, and steel.  Texas is known as the Lone Star State.  These are just some of the many facts about Texas.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Hawaii is a very popular state that a lot of people want to visit.  I am going to give you a few quick facts about Hawaii.  Hawaii was the 50th state to be added to the United States. The date it was added was August 21st, 1959.  The state capital is Honolulu.  The people mostly consist of Americans.  The population of Hawaii is 1,262,840 approx.  There are different languages spoken in Hawaii some of them are English, Hawaiian, Pidgin, Samoan, and Tongan.  Hawaii is a Republican state.  When you think of Hawaii you probably think really hot weather but the hottest day ever recorded in Hawaii is only 100 degrees.  The coldest day ever recorded is only 12 degrees.