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State Project

Sam Henry

on 15 February 2013

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Transcript of Tennessee

The population of Tennessee
is 6,403,353. Tennessee The state bird of Tennessee is the
northern mocking
bird. Tennessee's state flower is the
iris. Nashville is
the state capital of
Tennessee. Bill Haslam is the governor
of Tennessee. Tennessee
nickname is
The Volunteer State. Tennessee
entered the Union in 1796. There are 9 seats
in the US house of
Representatives in
Tennessee. Tennessee has two
time zones; Central and Eastern. Douglas Henry
is a State Senator
of the 21 district. Quick facts History
In 1540, Spanish Hernado de Soto explored Tennessee in search for gold.
In 1721, William Bean was the first person to establish a settlement in Tennessee. John Brown raided Harpers Ferry in 1859,and motion events led to outbreak of the Civil War. Counties in Tennessee formed the short-lived state of Franklin, which secedes from North Carolina for 4 years in 1784. Fun Facts Nashville resident, C.A. Craig founded the National Life Insurance Company, which is presently AIG. The flood of 2010 in Nashville, was the worst flood in Tennessee history. The Grand Ole Opry was started in Nashville. A replica of the Parthenon in Greece is in Nashville. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee, April 4, 1968. Attractions The Tennessee
Country Music Hall Of Fame. The Tennessee
Grand Ole Opry Graceland is
where Elvis lived which is in Memphis, Tennessee. Tennessee Reelfoot Lake was formed by an earth quake. Tennessee Smokey Mountains. Geography and Location Tennessee is located in the southeastern part of the United States. Tennessee is surrounded by North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi. The Tennessee hills Tennessee has a lot of water. Tennessee has a lot of rivers. Tennessee has a lot of lakes. The three stars of the Tennessee flag represent west, middle, and east Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee hosted the World's Fair in 1982. X-10, Y-12, and K-25, nuclear plants in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, were established during WWII for storing Uranium to make the atomic bomb. The Volunteer State comes from the record number of volunteers the state provided during both the War of 1812 and the Mexican War Economy Tennessee agriculture brings in money from soy beans, cotton, and tobacco. Tennessee makes money off of the lottery. Tennessee makes money off of tourism. Tennessee's state motto is "Agriculture and Commerce". May 8, 1541, Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River somewhere around the city of Memphis. Tennessee makes money from famous businesses, like Gibson Guitar, FedEx, and Nissan.
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