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MISSISSIPPI. The Magnolia State; The Hospitality State. Motto : Virtute et armis "By valor and arms". Geography. MAIN RIVERS: Big Black River Pearl River Yazoo River Pascagoula Rive Tombigbee River. Geography. Major lakes : Ross Barnett Reservoir Arkabutla Lake Sardis Lake

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Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI

The Magnolia State; The Hospitality State

Motto : Virtute et armis "By valor and arms"


Geography
Geography

  • MAIN RIVERS:

  • Big Black River

  • Pearl River

  • Yazoo River

  • Pascagoula Rive

  • Tombigbee River.


Geography1
Geography

  • Major lakes:

  • Ross Barnett

    Reservoir

  • Arkabutla Lake

  • Sardis Lake

  • Grenada Lake -

    the largest lake in

    Mississippi


Major cities and towns
Major cities and towns

  • Jackson

  • Gulfport

  • Hattiesburg


History
History

  • Descendant Native American tribes include the Chickasaw and Choctaw. Other tribes who inhabited the territory of Mississippi (and whose names were honored in local towns) include the Natchez, the Yazoo and the Biloxi.

  • The first major European expedition into the territory that became Mississippi was that of Hernando de Soto, who passed through in 1540. The French, in April 1699, established the first European settlement at Fort Maurepas (also known as Old Biloxi), built at Ocean Springs and settled by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. In 1716, the French founded Natchez on the Mississippi River (as Fort Rosalie); it became the dominant town and trading post of the area. The French called the greater territory "New Louisiana"; the Spanish continued to claim the Gulf coast.


History1
History

  • Through the next decades, the area was ruled by Spanish, British and French colonial governments. After Great

  • Britain's victory in the French and Indian War

    (Seven Years' War), the French surrendered

    the Mississippi area to them under the terms

    of the Treaty of Pari (1763).

  • After the American Revolution, this area became part of the new United States of America. The Mississippi Territory was organized on April 7, 1798, from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina. It was later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain.


  • When cotton was king during the 1850s, Mississippi plantation owners—especially those of the Delta and Black Belt regions—became wealthy due to the high fertility of the soil, the high price of cotton on the international market, and their assets in slaves. The planters' dependence on hundreds of thousands of slaves for labor and the severe wealth imbalances among whites, played strong roles both in state politics and in planters' support for secession.


Notable natives
Notable natives plantation owners—especially those of the Delta and Black Belt regions—became wealthy due to the high fertility of the soil, the high price of cotton on the international market, and their assets in slaves. The planters' dependence on hundreds of thousands of slaves for labor and the severe wealth imbalances among whites, played strong roles both in state politics and in planters' support for secession.

Morgan Freeman

William Faulkner

Elvis Presley


Cultural references
Cultural references plantation owners—especially those of the Delta and Black Belt regions—became wealthy due to the high fertility of the soil, the high price of cotton on the international market, and their assets in slaves. The planters' dependence on hundreds of thousands of slaves for labor and the severe wealth imbalances among whites, played strong roles both in state politics and in planters' support for secession.

  • Children in the United States and Canada often count "One-Mississippi, two-Mississippi" during informal games such as hide and seek to approximate counting by seconds.

  • On March 12, 1894, the Biedenharn Candy Company bottled the first Coca-Cola in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  • The Teddy bear gets its name from President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. On a 1902 hunting trip to Sharkey County, Mississippi, he ordered the mercy killing of a wounded bear

  • In 1963, Dr. James D. Hardy of the University of Mississippi Medical Center performed the first human lung transplant in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1964, Dr. Hardy performed the first heart transplant, transplanting the heart of a chimpanzee into a human, where it beat for 90 minutes.


Thank you for attention
Thank you for attention! plantation owners—especially those of the Delta and Black Belt regions—became wealthy due to the high fertility of the soil, the high price of cotton on the international market, and their assets in slaves. The planters' dependence on hundreds of thousands of slaves for labor and the severe wealth imbalances among whites, played strong roles both in state politics and in planters' support for secession.


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