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Mississippi

  1. 1. Mississippi
  2. 2. BASIC INFO <ul><li>Abbreviation: MS  </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 2,967,297 </li></ul><ul><li>Governor: Haley Barbour (Republican, to January 2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Entered the Union: December 10, 1817 as the  20th  state </li></ul><ul><li>Motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms) </li></ul><ul><li>Nickname: The Magnolia State </li></ul><ul><li>Flower: Flower or bloom of the magnolia or evergreen magnolia </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Bird : Mockingbird </li></ul><ul><li>Anthem : Go, Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Origin of state's name:   Possible based on Chippewa Indian words &quot;mici zibi,&quot; loosely meaning great river. </li></ul><ul><li>The most important river is the Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Point:   Woodall Mountain (246m) </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 60% of Mississippi is covered by forests, and more than 100 species of trees are found in the state. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FLAG <ul><li>The committee to design a State Flag was appointed by legislative action February 7, 1894. </li></ul>
  5. 7. SOCIAL INFORMATION <ul><li>Nationality: U.S.A </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White: 59,3 % </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black: 37,4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin American: 1,6% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian: 0,8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Native American: 0,4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two or more races: 0,7% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ancestry: </li></ul><ul><li>American (14.2%) </li></ul><ul><li>  Irish (6.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>English (6.1%) </li></ul><ul><li>German (4.5%) </li></ul><ul><li>French  (2.3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Scots-Irish (1.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>  Italian (1.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish (1.2%) </li></ul>
  6. 8. RELIGION <ul><li>Christianity: 96% </li></ul><ul><li>Protestants: 66% </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist Church: 16% </li></ul><ul><li>Methodist Church: 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics: 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish: 3% </li></ul>
  7. 9. ECONOMY <ul><li>It has the lowest per capita personal income of any state </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture:  Cotton, poultry, cattle, catfish, soybeans, dairy products, rice. </li></ul><ul><li>Industry:  Apparel, furniture, lumber and wood products, food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment. </li></ul>
  8. 10. EDUCATION <ul><li>Until the Civil War era, Mississippi had a small number of schools and no educational institutions for African Americans. The first school for black people was established in 1862. </li></ul><ul><li>Blacks and whites attended separate public schools in Mississippi until the 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippians students have the worst marks in maths and sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi is currently ranked at the bottom of the American Human Development Index. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson has a special school por deaf people. It was established in 1854. </li></ul>
  9. 11. MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY <ul><li>It is a land-grant university located in Oktibbeha County , Mississippi . </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi State University was ranked #18 nationally in  Forbes  magazine's &quot;America's Best College Buys&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi State was also ranked number 1 in agricultural schools within the southeastern conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Motto: Learning, Service, Research. </li></ul><ul><li>Established: 1878 </li></ul><ul><li>Type: Public University </li></ul><ul><li>Students: 21,424 </li></ul><ul><li>Nickname: Bulldogs </li></ul><ul><li>Mascot: Bully </li></ul>
  10. 12. Today, the university has the following colleges and schools: <ul><li>College of Agriculture and Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>College of Architecture Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>College of Arts and Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy </li></ul><ul><li>College of Education </li></ul><ul><li>James Worth Bagley College of Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Shackouls Honors College </li></ul><ul><li>College of Forest Resources </li></ul><ul><li>College of Veterinary Medicine </li></ul>
  11. 13. HISTORICAL SITES <ul><li>Pre-Civil War mansions </li></ul><ul><li>Vicksburg National Military Park </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Bienville </li></ul><ul><li>Tombigbee National Forests </li></ul>
  13. 15. IMPORTANT MISSISSIPPIANS <ul><li>ELVIS PRESLEY </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee Williams   </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>HIRAM R. REVELS   </li></ul><ul><li>MORGAN FREEMAN </li></ul>
  15. 17. QUESTIONS <ul><li>What is the nickname of the State of Mississippi? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the anthem of the State? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the motto of the State? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most important river of the State? </li></ul><ul><li>Who Discover the river? When? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the meaning of the 13 stars of the flag? </li></ul><ul><li>What States border Mississippi? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the predominant religion? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know somewhere important? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know any important native? </li></ul>

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