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