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    • Delaware State Report Miss Gerdts April 15, 2010
    • History
      • First inhabited by the Algonquian tribes
      • Early explorations were made by the Spanish and Portuguese in the 16 th century
      • Henry Hudson, an English
      • navigator who worked
      • for the Dutch, explored
      • the land in 1609
      • The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in Deleware by establishing a trading post in Zwandael in 1631
      • The Swedish followed in 1638 and build Fort Christina. They settled here due to the rich soil and good fishing. Fort Christina
      • Nautical Chart of Zwandael
      • In 1651, the Dutch built the New Castle Fort.
      • In 1664, the English took over the Delaware colony.
      • William Penn founded the British colony of Pennsylvania and claim the Delaware Colony. He divided it into three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex.
      • After the Revolutionary War ended, Delaware was the first state to sign the U.S. Constitution and became the the first state on Dec. 7, 1787
    • State Bird, Flower, and Tree
      • State Bird: State Flower:
      • Blue Hen Chicken Peach Blossom
      • State Tree:
      • American Holly
    • State Flag
      • Adopted July 24, 1913
      • The date on the bottom of the flag represents the date that Delaware became a state.
      • The shades of buff and colonial blue represent those of the uniform of General George Washington.
      • Inside the diamond, the flag recognizes the importance of commerce (the ship) and agriculture (wheat, corn, the ox and the farmer) to the state
    • Delaware’s Nicknames
      • “ The First State”: Delaware is known by this nickname due to the fact that on December 7, 1787, it became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
      • “ The Diamond State”: This nickname was given to Delaware, according to legend, by Thomas Jefferson because he described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the Eastern Seaboard.
      • “ Blue Hen State”: This nickname was given to Delaware after the fighting Blue Hen roosters that were carried with the Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers for entertainment.
      • “ Small Wonder”: This nickname is a new nickname. It was given to Delaware because it is geographically small, but has made big contributions it has made to our country.
    • Statehood Information
      • Delaware was the first state to sign the Constitution on December 7, 1787.
    • Political Map of Delaware
    • Physical Map of Delaware
    • Population of Delaware
      • 1970 1980
      • 446,292 548,104 594,338
      • 1990 2000 2010
      • 666,168 783,600 TBD
    • Economy
      • Agriculture – dairy products, corn, poultry, soy beans, nursery plants
      • Industry - chemical products, automobiles, processed foods, paper products, and rubber and plastic products
      • Most of Delaware’s mining business is for gravel and sand used in construction although a small amount of mining is for gemstones
    • Weather
      • Winter Averages Summer Averages
      • 42-47 degrees F 80-88 degrees F
      • Average Yearly Rainfall
      • 54 inches
    • Natural Resources
      • Major Bodies of Water – Atlantic Ocean, Delaware Bay, Delaware River
      • Minerals – magnesium, sand and gravel, Brandywine blue granite – Delaware ranks last among the states in mineral production
      • Plant Life – hickory, holly, oak, pine, beech trees, cypress, red cedar trees, rare orchids – many flowering trees such as magnolias, wild cherries, tulip trees, water lilies
      • Animal Life – deer, foxes, raccoons, and rabbits roam the forests – otters, mallards, pintails, herons, ibises are found in marshes and wetlands
    • Places to Visit in Delaware
      • Delaware Memorial Bridge – the longest twin span suspension bridge in the world
      • Barratt’s Chapel – the oldest Methodist church that is still standing, built in 1780
      • First State Heritage Park – a state park hosting many historical and cultural buildings
      • Rehoboth Beach – a fabulous beach featuring many shops, restaurants, and a boardwalk
    • Famous People
      • Eleutherer Irene Dupont – started a company that manufactured gun powder and eventually became E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co., a huge manufacturing company
      • Annie Jump Cannon – famous astronomer who became an assistant in the Harvard College Observatory and discovered many stars and super novas
      • Henry Heimlich – an American physician who is credited as the inventor of abdominal thrusts for choking rescue
      • Heimlich Maneuver
      • Elizabeth Margaret Chandler – first woman American write who made the abolition of slavery her main theme
    • Resources
      • EnchantedLearning.Com 3/13/10
      • http://www.enchantedlearning.com
      • Maps.com 3/15/10
      • http://www.maps.com
      • Netstate.com 3/15/10
      • http://netstate.com
      • Delaware State portal 3/18/10
      • http://www.portal.delaware.gov
      • Thingstodo.com 3/20/10
      • http://thingstodo.com
      • Wikipedia 3/20/10
      • http://en.wikipedia.org
      • U.S. Census Bureau 3/20/10
      • http://www.census.gov
      • Schuman, Michael. Celebrate the States: Deleware. New York: Benchmark Books, 2000
      • Brown, Dottie. Delaware . Minneapolis: Learner Publications Co., 1994