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.