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 New York” November 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.<br />
<ul><li>Became American possession on July 11, 1776.
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 on flagpole flying” July 3, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions. <br />
<ul><li>Detroit/Ft. Mackinac are surrendered to British in War of 1812.
Territorial Capital is built in Detroit in 1828.
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 />
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 Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
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.
Mackinac Island is named 1st state park in 1895.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The Apple Blossom is named state flower in 1897.
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 />
<ul><li>Ford Motor Company is established in Detroit in 1903.
Detroit zoo was the 1st to exhibit cage-less animals.
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.
The U.P. has largest deposit of native copper in the world.
More shoreline than any other state, except Alaska.
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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