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Trabajo de la asignatura Ampliación de Inglés.

Trabajo de la asignatura Ampliación de Inglés.

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  • 1. WISCONSIN
  • 2. HISTORY The Wisconsin region was first explored for France by Jean Nicolet, who landed at Green Bay in 1634. In 1660 a French trading post and Roman Catholic mission were established near present-day Ashland. Great Britain obtained the region in settlement of the French and Indian Wars in 1763; the U.S. acquired it in 1783 after the Revolutionary War. However, Great Britain retained actual control until after the War of 1812. The region was successively governed as part of the territories of Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan between 1800 and 1836, when it became a separate territory.
  • 3. SELECTED FAMOUS NATIVES AND RESIDENTS Harry Houdini: Robert La Follette:
  • 4. MATT KOEHL(LIDER DEL PARTIDO NAZI AMeRICANO) Born on January 22, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Hungarian immigrants of German descent, Koehl studied journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee[1] and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined James Madole's National Renaissance Party, the United White Party, and the National States' Rights Party before joining the American Nazi Party in 1960.
  • 5. HERBERT ALEXANDER SIMON Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 February 9, 2001), economist, political scientist and theoretical of the social sciences American. In 1978 the Nobel Prize on Economy was granted to him for being " one of the most important investigators in the interdisciplinary area " and " because his work has helped to rationalize the process of capture of decisions ".
  • 6. MADISON Madison is a city located in Dane's county and the state capital of the American condition of Wisconsin. In the Census of 2010 there had a population of 233.209 inhabitants and a population density of 957,57 persons as km ², 2 being the second city most filled with Wisconsin, after Milwaukee. Madison is in Dane's County and is famous for sheltering the University of Wisconsin. Together with the nearby populations Madison's metropolitan area was possessing in agreement the census of the year 2000 366.950 persons
  • 7. IMPORTANT MEN Historical Biographies of Congressional members Secy. of State: Douglas J. La Follette, D (to Jan. 2015) State Treasurer: Kurt W. Schuller, R (to Jan. 2015) Atty. General: J. B. Van Hollen, R (to Jan. 2015)
  • 8. State symbols: flower wood violet (1949) tree sugar maple (1949) grain corn (1990) bird robin (1949) animal badger wild life animal whitetailed deer (1957) domestic animal dairy cow (1971) insect honeybee (1977) fish musky (muskellunge) (1955) song “On Wisconsin” mineral galena (1971) rock red granite (1971) symbol of peace mourning dove (1971) soil antigo silt loam (1983) fossil trilobite (1985) dog American Water Spaniel (1986) beverage milk (1988) dance polka (1994) waltz “The Wisconsin Waltz” (2001) ballad “Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams” (2001)
  • 9. Nickname: Badger State This nickname originally referred to the lead miners, of the 1830s, who worked at the Galena lead mines in Illinois. These mines were in northwestern Illinois close to the borders of Wisconsin and Iowa. The Wisconsin miners lived, not in houses, but in temporary caves cut into the hillsides. These caves were described as badger dens and, the miners who lived in them, as badgers. This derisive nickname was brought back to Wisconsin by these miners. Eventually, the nickname was applied to all of the people of Wisconsin and, finally, to the state itself. The badger was adopted as Wisconsin's state animal in 1957.