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Tennessee- An ABC Prezi

An ABC report on the state of Tennessee.
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Saahil Chadha

on 20 November 2012

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Transcript of Tennessee- An ABC Prezi

Tennessee A is for Andrew Johnson: B is for Box Turtle C is for Cumberland Falls D is for Dr. Martin Luther King E is for Earthquake Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. The Box Turtle is the Tennesee State Animal.Here are some more facts Looping through northern Tennessee, it joins the Ohio River after a course of 687 miles (1,106 km) at Smithland, Ky., 12 miles (19 km) upstream from the mouth of the Tennessee River. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain (or killed) in 1968. The largest earthquake in American history, the New Madrid Earthquake occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee. F is for Flag This flag was designed by LeRoy Reeves. G is for Guard There were more National Guard soldiers deployed from the state for the Gulf War effort than any other state. H is for Highest Point Clingman's Dome is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point east of the Mississippi. I is for Iroquois Iroquois, bred at Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation, was the first American winner of the English Derby in 1881. Such modern thoroughbreds as Secretariat trace their bloodlines to Iroquois. J is for Jackson The distance from Jackson to Washington DC is 706 miles. The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 121 miles. K is for Knoxville Knoxville was home to the 1982 World's Fair. Attendance was recorded at 11,127,786 visitors. L is for Ladybug He was elected, mayor, state representative, and state senator from Greeneville. He served as governor and military governor of Tennessee and United States congressman,senator, and vice president, becoming President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Box turtles posses a hinged plastron (bottom of the shell) and are capable of almost completely closing their shell, making them nearly impossible for most predators to eat. The age of a box turtle can be approximated by counting the rings on the scutes (plates) of the turtle's carapace (top of the shell). Although touching a box turtle's head is not recommended, they are generally quite docile and almost never bite. Box turtle's shells are not completely hardened until they reach 7 years of age Box turtles commonly live to be 30 years old and can probably live much longer than that. From its headwaters to the Cumberland (or Great) Falls, in Whitley county, Ky. , the river is a mountain stream that is of little volume during late summer but is subject to heavy floods during winter and spring. The museum preserves and tells the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The three white stars in the center symbolize the three different geographical regions of Tennessee: The Great Smoky Mountains (in eastern Tennessee) The lowlands (in western Tennessee, by the Mississippi River). The highlands (in central Tennessee) The white circle binds them together, and The blue stripe along the margin was added for distinction when the flag is hanging; with the stripe, Located along the state-line ridge, it is half in North Carolina and half in Tennessee. The peak is accessible after driving Clingmans Dome Road from Newfound Gap, and then walking a steep half-mile trail. A paved trail leads to a 54-foot observation tower. There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide. About 400 ladybug species live in North America. The female ladybug is usually larger than the male. A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime. The life cycle of the average ladybug is between four to six weeks. M is for Memphis N is for Nashville Tennessee's State Capital, Nashville, is known as "Music City" – the country music capital of the world. O is for Ocee River The Ocoee is one of the river mountain rivers. Its headwaters descend from the high country of northern Georgia into southeastern Tennessee, weaving its rushing whitewater westward, down the Ocoee Gorge and into Lake Ocoee. This particular river has been a favorite to rafters, kayakers and canoeist since 1977. P is for Printers Alley The world-famous Printer's Alley, once the center of Nashville's publishing industry, is now the hub of Music City nightlife. Q is for Quarter The Tennessee quarter, the first quarter of 2002 and sixteenth in the series, celebrates the state's contributions to our nation's musical heritage. It is a showcase for great music, entertainment and the late Victorian architecture of the area. Three stars represent Tennessee's three regions and the instruments symbolize each region's distinct musical style. Memphis is a vibrant city home to one of the world's most melidious music, tastiest food, and authentic culture. Memphis is also home to the Memephis Zoo. It is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. R is for Ruby Falls Ruby Falls, a thundering 145-foot waterfall is located on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. There, you can view intriguing formations and having the opportunity to walk behind the sparkling waterfall. S is for Great Smoky Mountains The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in 1934 to protect the last remnant of the southern Appalachian forest that was being exterminated by extensive logging. There are over 1,600 species of flowering plants in the park. This includes 125 species of native trees. The park receives almost 10 million visitors each year. It is the most visited national park in our country. T is for Titanic Museum Attraction As soon as you step aboard you will be swept into one of the greatest human dramas of all time. There, you can navigate through twenty rooms holding more than 400 valuable museum artifacts, listening to the personal story of an actual historical passenger as you explore this half scale replica of the Titanic. You can touch the surface of a frozen iceberg, view life onboard or walk an actual size replica of the Grand Staircase. The approximate number of families in Jackson is 20,739. U is for Union The day Tennesse joined the Union was June 1,1796. V is for Volunteer Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans. W is for William Strickland The capitol building was designed by noted architect William Strickland, who died during its construction and is buried within its walls. X, Y, and Z is for Yuchi The name "Tennessee" originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, "Tana-see," meaning "The Meeting Place."
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