The State Of Mississippi And How It Became The Territory It Is Today

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The purpose of this paper is to talk about the state of Mississippi and how it became the territory it is today. Mississippi is located in the southern United States. The name was originated from the Mississippi river. Its date of statehood was December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital and largest city of Mississippi with about 170,000 people, according to Mississippi’s state tree is magnolia, state bird is mockingbird. This state is the most religious state in the country for the past 4 to 5 years.
Mississippi was the territory before became state. It is the 20th state of the United States of America. David Holmes was last governor of the Mississippi territory and transformed to the state as the first governor of the state. Phil Bryant present governor of the state of Mississippi. In early inhabitants of the area that became Mississippi included the Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw. At that time the first half of the 19th century, Mississippi was the top cotton producer in the United States of America, and owners of very big plantations depended on the labor of black slaves. Mississippi seceded from the union in 1861 and suffered greatly during the American civil right war. Civil rights movement after slavery was abolished gave hope to black American in the south including Mississippi. In the early 21th century, Mississippi ranked among America’s poorest states. In the 19th century Mississippi delta was forest that was cleared for cotton growth and…
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