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.
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!