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Michigan

Presentation part of "50 Stars" series through the US Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Hayley Pangle

on 19 February 2015

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Michigan
Who Are You?
Hayley Pangle
, Fulbright ETA at Azerbaijan State Economic University.
Lived in Illinois, Nebraska, and Michigan.
Michigan is "home" to me.
Interested to learn about Turkic history and culture.
Basic Facts About Michigan
Lansing is the capital.
Became the 26th state in 1837.
Population of 10 million.
History: 1600s
Michigan Facts Continued
State Motto: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you."
Examples of Peninsulas
Michigan has TWO peninsulas!
The state of Florida
Baku is on the
Abşeron Peninsula
The name "Michigan" comes from the Algonquian word "mishigamaa" meaning "great water."
About 15,000 Native Americans lived on the two peninsulas.
French traders were the first Europeans to find Michigan. "New France"
History: 1700s
The French and British fought over land during the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763).
British won, the French leave. When America became independent in 1776, Michigan became "Michigan Territory."
What Makes
Michigan
Unique?
-The Great Lakes...HOMES
-85 miles (~137 km) or less from any Great Lake shoreline
-"The Mitten State" / Hand Map
-History as major trading center and car manufacturer
-Tourism industry today
General
Michigan
History
History: 1800s
Becomes state in 1837. Territory dispute!
Michigan Quiz
Question #1
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Question #3
Question #4
Question #5
Question #6
Question #7
Question #8
Question #9
Question #10
The famous music genre and record label that started in Detroit is called ______.
The famous music genre and record label that started in Detroit is called
Motown
.
The first European explorers of Michigan in the 1600s were the ____.
The first European explorers of Michigan in the 1600s were the
French
.
True or False: Dearborn, MI has the largest population of Arabs in the United States.
True
or False: Dearborn, MI has the largest population of Arabs in the United States.
Who was the first Michigander to become president of the United States?
Who was the first Michigander to become president of the United States?
Gerald R. Ford
What is the definition of "peninsula"?
What is the definition of "peninsula"?
A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
Over 3,100 miles (~5,000 kilometers) of coastline.
Detroit one of the most famous cities in America -- for good and bad reasons.
History: 1900s
Rise of General Motors and Henry Ford
Gerald R. Ford from Grand Rapids, MI elected President of the U.S. in 1974
Detroit's
Motown
The Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go?"
The Temptations, "Ain't too Proud to Beg"
Motown
H
O
M
E
S
uron
ntario
ichigan
rie
uperior
How much money was Detroit in debt when it declared bankruptcy in 2013?
How much money was Detroit in debt when it declared bankruptcy in 2013?
$18 billion
What is the name of Michigan’s tourism campaign?
What is the name of Michigan's tourism campaign?
"Pure Michigan"
Which Michigan city hosts ArtPrize every year?
Which Michigan city hosts ArtPrize every year?
Grand Rapids
True or False: A person is never more than 105 miles (~169 kilometers) from any of the Great Lakes.
True or False: A person is never more than 105 miles (~169 kilometers) from any of the Great Lakes.
False, never more than 85 miles (~137 km)
Name the 5 Great Lakes using “HOMES.”
Name the 5 Great Lakes using "HOMES."
Huron
Ontario
Michigan
Erie
Superior
History: 2000s
Recession...
Recovery...
Weather: Spring and Summer
Weather: Fall and Winter
Detroit
High unemployment

High amount of debt

Tourism

Culture and art
development

Diversify economy
All of this can be seen in one example...
75 - 90F/
25 - 33C
Mild, cool,
not too humid
Tulips from Holland, MI
Big Red lighthouse from Holland, MI
Mackinac Bridge between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas
Mackinac Island in Lake Superior
-25 - 35F/
-32 - 2C
30 - 208 in./
76 - 530 cent.
Detroit becomes a major trading hub.
Detroit: Bankruptcy!
Detroit's Bankruptcy
$18 billion in debt
Largest city in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy
Filed in July, 2013
Started in 1959 in Detroit
Produced many famous musicians: Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and more
Record label and music genre
Michigan's
Diversity
Native American Cultures
Algonquian-speaking tribes
11 federal reservations in MI
The Dutch
Dutch immigrants, middle 1800s
Holland, Zeeland, Fennville, Hudsonville
Tulip Time, annual festival in Holland, MI
Germans
Frankenmuth, MI
Bronner's, the largest Christmas store in the WORLD
Arabs
Dearborn, MI. Home of the largest Arab population in the U.S. (40,000 people)
Many Lebanese Arabs came to work for the auto industry in the early 1900s. Some of the first mosques and Islamic culture centers of the U.S. were built in MI.
A Few More
Things About
Michigan...
"Pure Michigan" Campaign
"Pure" meaning "simple," and "perfect."
Series of famous commercials.
Outdoor Activities
Hunting
Boating, fishing
Skiing, snowboarding
Culture: ArtPrize
Hosted in Grand Rapids, MI
Public art festival; anyone can vote. The winner receives a cash prize.
Map of Michigan in the USA
LOWER
UPPER
Small lake in Upper Peninsula
Michigan State University campus (Lansing)
University of Michigan campus (Ann Arbor)
Scary winter driving conditions!
"Little Bavaria"
ArtPrize 2014 Winner
"Intersections" by Anila Quayyum Agha. Inspired by Islamic art and mosques in Pakistan.
45 - 60F
7 - 16C
Thank you
for listening!
Detroit = Bankrupt
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