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    1. 1. By:  Caleb Hellman, Shakira Mulkey, and David Gebhart
    2. 2. Connecticut <ul><li>Fun Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>about 144 newspapers are published daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first state to issue permanent license plates for cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Hartford was the capital since 1875 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecticut's population is 3,574,097   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    3. 3. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>Home of the Connecticut Huskies  </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Connecticut State Facts   State tree is the White Oak    State flower is the Mountain Laurel   State bird is the Robin   State insect is the Praying Mantis   Highest point: 2,380 ft. Mt. Frissell
    5. 5. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>Connecticut's nickname &quot;The Constitution State&quot;  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The US Nautilus - The Worlds first nuclear submarine  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th amendment because of Prohibition. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    6. 6. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>There are eight counties in Connecticut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Fairfeild, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven,New London, Tolland, and Windham county. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First artificial heart made in1982  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invented by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Land area is 5,018 square miles </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>Copper discovered in Simsbury in 1705 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The State Motto is &quot;He who transplanted still sustains&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The major industry is agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First lolipop making machine made in 1908 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>made in New Haven </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Named after a popular race horse </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>First friction matches made in 1834 at Beacon Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can be stopped by police for biking over 65 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Silly String is banned in Southington </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>Fire Trucks are not allowed to exceed 25 mph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>even when going to a fire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for Christmas, you are only allowed to decorate with white Christmas lights </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>The Hamburger was invented in 1895 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  The Frisbee was made in 1920 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  The color TV in1948 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  The helicopter in 1939 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  State gem: Garnet </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Connecticut <ul><ul><li>Natural Resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse/nursery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dairy products  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chicken eggs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aquaculture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. climate <ul><ul><li>large ranges of temperature both daily and annually, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Connecticut lies in the “prevailing westerly,” the belt of generally eastward air movement which encircles the globe i </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A large number of storm centers and air-mass fronts pass near or over Connecticut during a year.  Three types of air affect this State: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>n middle latitudes. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. History <ul><ul><li>First English settlers arrived in 1635 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  African Americans made up growing percentage - early 1700's </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  May 24, 1883, Brooklyn Bridge open to the public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28, 1886, Statue of Liberty dedicated in New York harbor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    14. 14. Tourist Attractions <ul><ul><li>The Shore line and beaches  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Compounce Theme Park in Bristol  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium in mystic Connecticut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    15. 15. Summary <ul><ul><li>  Hartford is the Capital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  State bird is the Robin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State insect is the Praying Mantis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Connecticut's nickname &quot;The Constitution State&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  The major industry is agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  The State Motto is &quot;He who transplanted still sustains&quot; </li></ul></ul>