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Timeline of michigan’s history edu 290

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    • Timeline of Michigan’s History
      By: Katie Kindinger
      EDU 290
    • Michigan’s beginnings
      • First discovered in 1610.
      • Governed by the French and Great Britain until 1763.
      • After the Revolutionary War transferred to U.S. in 1783.
      Marion Doss, “Triumph of Patriotism—Washington entering New York” November 11, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
      • 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.
      Michigan beginnings cont’d
      Tim Pearce, “American Flag old glory on flagpole flying” July 3, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
      • 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.
      19thCentury Michigan
      Patricia Drury, “Detroit- Renaissance Center” March 22, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
    • 19thcentury Michigan cont’d
      • 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.
      Wardmac, “Austin Blair as the Capital” March 28, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
    • 19thcentury Michigan cont’d
      • 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.
      • The Apple Blossom is named state flower in 1897.
      • Olds Motor Company in Detroit names the 1stfactory in America for automobiles in 1899.
      The end of a century
      Paul Miller, “Apple Blossom” May 10, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
      • Ford Motor Company is established in Detroit in 1903.
      • Ford introduces the Ford Model T in 1908.
      • Shortly after, General Motors was created that same year.
      • First primary election is held in 1910.
      • Influenza kills 3,814 in Detroit alone, in 1919.
      20th century Michigan
      Jack Snell, “1908 Ford Model T Touring 9” December 3, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
    • 20th century Michigan cont’d
      • 1st four way traffic light in the world appeared in Detroit in 1920.
      • Robin becomes state bird in 1931.
      • Michigan votes to end prohibition in 1933.
      Jon Shave, “Robin” March 30, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
    • 20th century Michigan cont’d
      • In 1935 Michigan celebrates their centennial of statehood.
      • Detroit is known as the “city of champions” because of all their developing pro sports teams.
      • G. Mennen Williams is elected governor in 1948.
      • Michigan’s longest serving governor
      • Served 6 terms, totaling 14 years.
    • 20th century Michigan cont’d
      • White Pine is adopted as the tree of Michigan in 1955.
      • Mackinac Bridge is completed in 1957.
      • Mackinac Bridge is made to unite the two peninsula's.
      • Petoskey stone is adopted as the state stone in 1965.
    • 20th century Michigan cont’d
      • Michigan native Gerald R. Ford becomes 38th president of the U.S. in 1974.
      • Trout becomes official state fish in 1988.
      Cliff1066, “Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., Thirty-Eighth President (1974-1977)” August 28, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
    • Modern day Michigan
      • Detroit celebrates tercentennial in 2001.
      • Jennifer Granholm is elected 1st female governor in 2002.
      • In 2009, Michigan reached highest unemployment rate in the U.S.
      • Rick Snyder becomes 48th Governor of Michigan in 2011.
    • State information
      • State’s Nickname: “The Wolverine State”
      • Origin of name: from Indian word “Michigana” meaning “great or large lake”
      • Largest City: Detroit
      • Capital: Lansing
    • State symbols
      • Flower: Apple Blossom
      • Bird: Robin
      • Mammal: White-tailed deer
      • Fish: Trout
      • Gem: Isle Royal Greenstone
      • Stone: Petoskey Stone
    • State symbols cont’d
      • Tree: White Pine
      • Soil: Kalkaska Soil Series
      • Reptile: Painted Turtle
      • Wild Flower: Dwarf Lake Iris
    • Michigan points of interest
      • Mackinac Island
      • Pictured Rocks (U.P.)
      • Sleeping Bear Dunes
      • Greenfield Village
      • The Great Lakes
      • Automobile Plants
      Diane Constable, “Mackinac Bridge” September 30, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attributions.
    • Michigan facts
      • Largest freshwater shoreline in the world.
      • Detroit is car capital of the world.
      • Detroit zoo was the 1st to exhibit cage-less animals.
      • 4 flags have flown over MI– French, English, Spanish, and the U.S.
    • Michigan facts cont’d
      • 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.”
    • Works cited
      Michigan Facts and Trivia . Sylvan, 2011. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.50states.com/facts/michigan.htm>.
      Michigan History Timeline. N.p., 2004. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/state-history-timeline/michigan.html>.
      Michigan. Pearson, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108228.html>.
      Wilson, Vicki, and Debbie Axtman. Michigan History. USGenNET, 2000. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. <http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mi/state/mihis.htm>.