Timeline of Michigan’s History<br />By: Katie Kindinger<br />EDU 290<br />
Michigan’s beginnings<br /><ul><li>First discovered in 1610.
Governed by the French and Great Britain until 1763.
After the Revolutionary War transferred to U.S. in 1783.</li></ul>Marion Doss, “Triumph of Patriotism—Washington entering ...
<ul><li>Became American possession on July 11, 1776.
Michigan Territory created in 1805.
Detroit is appointed seat of Government.
William Hull appointed first Governor of Michigan territory.
Soon after, Detroit was destroyed by fire.</li></ul>Michigan beginnings cont’d<br />Tim Pearce, “American Flag old glory o...
<ul><li>Detroit/Ft. Mackinac are surrendered to British in War of 1812.
Territorial Capital is built in Detroit in 1828.
Capital is built for $24,500.
In 1837, Michigan is admitted to the Union as the 26th state.</li></ul>19thCentury Michigan<br />Patricia Drury, “Detroit-...
19thcentury Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>Steven T. Mason, 1st governor of state of Michigan in 1831.
State capital is relocated to Lansing, in 1847.
Republican Party is organized in Jackson, in 1854.</li></ul>Wardmac, “Austin Blair as the Capital” March 28, 2008 via Flic...
19thcentury Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>Between 1861-1865 over 90,000 MI men served during Civil War.
New state capital is dedicated in Lansing in1879.
Lansing state capital cost $1,510,130.
Mackinac Island is named 1st state park in 1895.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The Apple Blossom is named state flower in 1897.
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  1. 1. Timeline of Michigan’s History<br />By: Katie Kindinger<br />EDU 290<br />
  2. 2. Michigan’s beginnings<br /><ul><li>First discovered in 1610.
  3. 3. Governed by the French and Great Britain until 1763.
  4. 4. After the Revolutionary War transferred to U.S. in 1783.</li></ul>Marion Doss, “Triumph of Patriotism—Washington entering New York” November 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Became American possession on July 11, 1776.
  6. 6. Michigan Territory created in 1805.
  7. 7. Detroit is appointed seat of Government.
  8. 8. William Hull appointed first Governor of Michigan territory.
  9. 9. Soon after, Detroit was destroyed by fire.</li></ul>Michigan beginnings cont’d<br />Tim Pearce, “American Flag old glory on flagpole flying” July 3, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Detroit/Ft. Mackinac are surrendered to British in War of 1812.
  11. 11. Territorial Capital is built in Detroit in 1828.
  12. 12. Capital is built for $24,500.
  13. 13. In 1837, Michigan is admitted to the Union as the 26th state.</li></ul>19thCentury Michigan<br />Patricia Drury, “Detroit- Renaissance Center” March 22, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  14. 14. 19thcentury Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>Steven T. Mason, 1st governor of state of Michigan in 1831.
  15. 15. State capital is relocated to Lansing, in 1847.
  16. 16. Republican Party is organized in Jackson, in 1854.</li></ul>Wardmac, “Austin Blair as the Capital” March 28, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  17. 17. 19thcentury Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>Between 1861-1865 over 90,000 MI men served during Civil War.
  18. 18. New state capital is dedicated in Lansing in1879.
  19. 19. Lansing state capital cost $1,510,130.
  20. 20. Mackinac Island is named 1st state park in 1895.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The Apple Blossom is named state flower in 1897.
  21. 21. Olds Motor Company in Detroit names the 1stfactory in America for automobiles in 1899. </li></ul>The end of a century<br />Paul Miller, “Apple Blossom” May 10, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Ford Motor Company is established in Detroit in 1903.
  23. 23. Ford introduces the Ford Model T in 1908.
  24. 24. Shortly after, General Motors was created that same year.
  25. 25. First primary election is held in 1910.
  26. 26. Influenza kills 3,814 in Detroit alone, in 1919.</li></ul>20th century Michigan<br />Jack Snell, “1908 Ford Model T Touring 9” December 3, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
  27. 27. 20th century Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>1st four way traffic light in the world appeared in Detroit in 1920.
  28. 28. Robin becomes state bird in 1931.
  29. 29. Michigan votes to end prohibition in 1933.</li></ul>Jon Shave, “Robin” March 30, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
  30. 30. 20th century Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>In 1935 Michigan celebrates their centennial of statehood.
  31. 31. Detroit is known as the “city of champions” because of all their developing pro sports teams.
  32. 32. G. Mennen Williams is elected governor in 1948.
  33. 33. Michigan’s longest serving governor
  34. 34. Served 6 terms, totaling 14 years. </li></li></ul><li>20th century Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>White Pine is adopted as the tree of Michigan in 1955.
  35. 35. Mackinac Bridge is completed in 1957.
  36. 36. Mackinac Bridge is made to unite the two peninsula's.
  37. 37. Petoskey stone is adopted as the state stone in 1965.</li></li></ul><li>20th century Michigan cont’d<br /><ul><li>Michigan native Gerald R. Ford becomes 38th president of the U.S. in 1974.
  38. 38. Trout becomes official state fish in 1988.</li></ul>Cliff1066, “Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., Thirty-Eighth President (1974-1977)” August 28, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
  39. 39. Modern day Michigan <br /><ul><li>Detroit celebrates tercentennial in 2001.
  40. 40. Jennifer Granholm is elected 1st female governor in 2002.
  41. 41. In 2009, Michigan reached highest unemployment rate in the U.S.
  42. 42. Rick Snyder becomes 48th Governor of Michigan in 2011.</li></li></ul><li>State information<br /><ul><li>State’s Nickname: “The Wolverine State”
  43. 43. Origin of name: from Indian word “Michigana” meaning “great or large lake”
  44. 44. Largest City: Detroit
  45. 45. Capital: Lansing</li></li></ul><li>State symbols<br /><ul><li>Flower: Apple Blossom
  46. 46. Bird: Robin
  47. 47. Mammal: White-tailed deer
  48. 48. Fish: Trout
  49. 49. Gem: Isle Royal Greenstone
  50. 50. Stone: Petoskey Stone</li></li></ul><li>State symbols cont’d<br /><ul><li>Tree: White Pine
  51. 51. Soil: Kalkaska Soil Series
  52. 52. Reptile: Painted Turtle
  53. 53. Wild Flower: Dwarf Lake Iris</li></li></ul><li>Michigan points of interest<br /><ul><li>Mackinac Island
  54. 54. Pictured Rocks (U.P.)
  55. 55. Sleeping Bear Dunes
  56. 56. Greenfield Village
  57. 57. The Great Lakes
  58. 58. Automobile Plants </li></ul>Diane Constable, “Mackinac Bridge” September 30, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
  59. 59. Michigan facts<br /><ul><li>Largest freshwater shoreline in the world.
  60. 60. Detroit is car capital of the world.
  61. 61. Detroit zoo was the 1st to exhibit cage-less animals.
  62. 62. 4 flags have flown over MI– French, English, Spanish, and the U.S. </li></li></ul><li>Michigan facts cont’d<br /><ul><li>Only state to touch 4 of 5 great lakes.
  63. 63. The U.P. has largest deposit of native copper in the world.
  64. 64. More shoreline than any other state, except Alaska.
  65. 65. No more wolverines live in MI, though it is called the “wolverine state.”</li></li></ul><li>Works cited<br />Michigan Facts and Trivia . Sylvan, 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.50states.com/facts/michigan.htm>.<br />Michigan History Timeline. N.p., 2004. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-history-timeline/michigan.html>.<br />Michigan. Pearson, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108228.html>.<br />Wilson, Vicki, and Debbie Axtman. Michigan History. USGenNET, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mi/state/mihis.htm>.<br />
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