North Carolina- Jacob and Owen


Published on

Published in: Travel, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

North Carolina- Jacob and Owen

  1. 1. Why you should visit North Carolina By: Owen and Jacob
  2. 2. State Fun Facts <ul><li>Nickname: Tar Heel State </li></ul><ul><li>Bird: The Cardinal (same as us!) </li></ul><ul><li>Flower: The American dogwood </li></ul><ul><li>Tree: The Longleaf Pine </li></ul><ul><li>Landmarks: UNC, Wright Brothers National Historic Site, and The Blue Ridge Parkway </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There are many beautiful rolling country hills, and spectacular mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina is located in the Southeast region of the U.S. It is bordered by Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. </li></ul>Geography
  4. 4. Basic Facts <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capital: Raleigh </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Population: About 7,546,493 </li></ul><ul><li>Statehood: North Carolina became the 12 th state on November 21, 1789. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Industries and Crops <ul><li>Crops- Cotton, tobacco, and soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Industries- Mine crushed stone, phosphate rock, clay, textiles, wooden furniture, and machinery. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of the State <ul><li>In ancient times, the eastern half of the state was underwater, and giant megalodon sharks roamed the waters. On land, there were woolly mammoths and mastodons. It is believed that the first Native Americans inhabited the New World 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Eventually, nearly 30 Native American groups settled across the state. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1580s, the British established two colonies in North Carolina, both of which failed. In the 1600s permanent settlers from Virginia began to move to North Carolina, and it eventually became part of a British colony known as &quot;Carolina.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Many people believe that in 1775 North Carolina became the first colony to declare independence from Great Britain. After the American Revolution, North Carolina became the twelfth state of the Union. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1861, North Carolina seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy in the Civil War. In 1865, North Carolina troops surrendered, leaving the state to be brought back into the Union in 1868. </li></ul><ul><li>The 20th century saw North Carolina transformed into a modern state, a transformation that began when the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Economy Federal spending pie chart
  8. 8. Famous Americans <ul><li>The most famous ones are Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Michael Jordan, and Richard Petty. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fun Places to Visit <ul><li>UNC campus, Blue Ridge Parkway, Durham, Charlotte, Paramount Carowind’s Theme Park, and the Wright Brothers Historic Site. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What to do in North Carolina <ul><li>Day 1: Visit the Historic Wright Brothers Site </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: Go to Foster’s Market in Durham or Chapel Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3: Visit Duke campus </li></ul>
  11. 11. Credits <ul><li>Thank you to Ms. Klein, for giving us the chance to do this. Also, let us thank the website: which is a great website that you should check out some time. We copied some of their information to make this wonderful presentation. Don’t forget to vote on the state that you would like to visit. Bye! </li></ul>