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Asha & Beckis Nc Presentation


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Asha & Beckis Nc Presentation

  1. 1. Asha Stremcha & Becki Moore September 22, 2009 Our 50 States: North Carolina
  2. 2. Symbols of North Carolina <ul><ul><li>The state bird is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Cardinal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state flower is: Dogwood  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state tree is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pine Tree </li></ul></ul> 
  3. 3. State Flag <ul><li>The State Flag of North Carolina is red, white, and blue. The blue is displayed on the left side in a vertical bar while the red and white are displayed on the left in horizontal bars. In the blue bar, the letter NC and a star are surrounded by the dates. The first date, &quot;May 20, 1775,&quot; refers to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and &quot;April 12th, 1776&quot; is the date that commemorates the Halifax Resolves. </li></ul> 
  4. 4. State Nickname <ul><li>North Carolina has 2 nicknames: The Old North State, and The Tar Heel State . </li></ul><ul><li>The Old North State was given because this part of the Carolina colony is older and when they separated the two states the “old” stayed with the northern half. </li></ul><ul><li>The Tar Heel State is a mystery but is believed to have derived from the states long history as a producer of naval stores. </li></ul>
  5. 5. State History <ul><ul><li>Fi rst Inhabitants: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bear River Indians (Algonquian) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As of 1701, they had a single village with only about 50 warriors. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Fear Indians (unknown) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They lived near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  Exploration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Raleigh explored first and they were both from Great Britain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The first post-explorer settlement was Albemarle, North Carolina. It was started after family land was divided and used for personal use. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. State History, continued <ul><ul><li>Colonial Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The early colonial days in North Carolina was complicated and included corrupt officials, violent rebellion, Indian War, isolation, disease, hurricanes, and pirates. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Territorial Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina became a royal colony in 1663. After this land was obtained by purchasing it. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Statehood This state became the 12th state in the United States on November 21, 1789.   The first Governor of the state was Richard Caswell.
  8. 8. Government <ul><ul><li>National Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Senators: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Burr </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kay R. Hagan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representaives: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>G.K Butterfield </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Howard Cobb </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Etheridge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Foxx </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walter B. Jones </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Kissell </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patrick T. McHenry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brad Miller </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sue Myrick </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Price </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Heath Shuler </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mel Watt </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bev Perdue </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State Legislature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The state legislature is a general assembly. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Maps <ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul>
  10. 10. Population <ul><ul><li>How many people live in your state?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In July of 2009 the population was recorded to be 9,397,397 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What ethnic populations are represented in your state and what percent of the population? The ethnic groups that are represented in North Carolina are White, Hispanic, African American, Asian and American Indian. The percent for Asians is 1.77%, Hispanic 4.71%, White 72.1%, African American 21.6%, and American Indian 1.2%. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over the past fifty years the population has increased </li></ul>
  11. 11. Economy <ul><ul><li>Chief products of the state include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural (farm) products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mining products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactured goods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Weather <ul><ul><li>Tell about the weather in your state: NC weather has a humid and subtropical climate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some things you might say are: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The average high temperature in July is: 68 F to 80 F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The average high temperature in January is: High 51 F and low 29 F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The average yearly precipitation is: 80 in a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Natural Resources <ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name the major rivers and bodies of water. Major rivers are Cape Fear, Neuse, Tar, and Roanoke, major bodies of water is the Atlantic Ocean. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold- At one point NC produced a large about of gold. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quartz and feldspar- These minerals are used in television picture tubes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaolin Clay- is used in dinnerwear </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Natural Resources, continued <ul><ul><li>Plant Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is around 642 different types of trees, woody vines and shrubs. A native tree is the Fraser Fir which grows naturally in the Appalachians, Virginia, and Georgia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Plain Serviceberry is a shurb that is found in areas that are wet and is uncommon in the state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Atlantic FlyWAY Tundra Swan- Migrate to the northeastern parts of North Carolina where 65-75 thousands live for the winter, because of a large amount of food to live off of. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mussels- there are over 50 different species of mussels in North Carolina and they are either endangered, threatened or special concern. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  r </li></ul>
  15. 15. Places to Visit The Outer Banks is a place that anyone can go to and find something they enjoy. On days that the sun is shinning and a light breeze that brushes your face, you can find your way to one of the most relaxing beaches. The natural environment creates a calm and peace full place where all your worries can wash way in the ocean waves. If you aren’t in the mood for the beach you can go to see the Lost Colony play rated the number 1 outdoors play. Here you will find a live performance that will capture you and bring the events come real to you for the time being. If both of these fail there is still more to see, such as the beautiful light houses that follows the curves of the of coast North Carolina. There is a beautiful sight that is awaiting you at the top of the light house where you can see miles away on a clear summer day. This is only a small insight of what you will experience when you visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
  16. 16. Famous People Billy Graham evangelist, Charlotte Andrew Johnson U.S. president, Raleigh Andy Griffith actor, Mount Airy
  17. 17. State Motto <ul><li>  Esse Quam Videri </li></ul><ul><li>Which means…To Be Rather than to Seem </li></ul><ul><li>To Be Rather than to Seem, simply means to be honest with who you are, and to become what you want to become instead of acting like or wishing you could be. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
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