My Great State Report

My State: Delaware

Question Number 1. What region is your state located?
Answer: Delaware is in the Mid/Atlantic region.

Question Number 2. What are the basic facts about your State?
Answer: Delaware’s capital is Dover, its state flower is the Peach Blossom, the state bird is the Blue Hen, the native animals are the Horshoe Crab, the Weakfish and a couple of the native bugs are, the ladybug (ladybird bug) and the Tiger Swallowtail (butterfly).The state products are broilers, soybeans, corn and milk (agriculture),crabs and clams(fishing industry),chemicals, food products, paper products, rubber and plastic products, primary steels, and printed products (manufacturing), sand and gravel, and magnesium compounds (mining). The largest city is Wilmington city. The physical features of Delaware are: the highest point in Delaware is 442 feet above sea level, it is one of the smallest states in the U.S. and it doesn’t have any major lakes. The temperature ranges from 75.8 to 32.0 degrees. The population according to the 2000 state census bureau is 783,600, Delaware is the 45th most populated state in the U.S. Delaware is1954 square miles. Delaware became a state on December 7th , 1787.

Question Number 4. What are important events in my states history?
Answer: Delaware was the first state to become an actual state.
In 1600- Minquas, from the Susquehanna River Valley, began to attack the villages of the Lenni Lenape.
In 1632-Settlement at Zwaanendael is destroyed and all colonists killed in dispute with Native Americans.
In 1643-Johan Printz becomes governor of the New Sweden Colony.
In 1973-The Dutch regain control of the Delaware.
In 1698-2000- Pirates including Captain Kidd sail along the Delaware.
In 1765- Caesar Rodney and Thomas McKean represent Delaware at the Stamp Act Congress.
In 1777-
Dover replaces New Castle as state capital.
Late August-early September: British and American armies are in northern New Castle County.
September 3: Battle of Cooch's Bridge near Newark, only engagement of the war in Delaware.
September 12-British capture Delaware state documents, funds, and President John McKinly after winning the Battle of the Brandywine, then occupy Wilmington until mid October.
In 1867 - Howard High School, Delaware's first high school for African-Americans, established.
In 1878 - First telephone line installed in Wilmington.
In 1941-45 - 30,000 Delaware men and women serve in armed forces in World War II.
In 2000 - Ruth Ann Minner elected Delaware's first woman governor.

Question Number 5. Name someone who was important to your state
Answer. Thomas M’kean, Caesar Rodney, and George Read.

Thomas M'Kean was the second son of William M'Kean, a native of Ireland, who sometime after his emigration to America, was married to an Irish lady, with whom he settled in the township of New-London, county of Chester, and the province of Pennsylvania, where Thomas was born, on the nineteenth of March, 1734.
At the age of nine years, he was placed under the care of the learned Dr. Allison, who was himself from Ireland, and of whose celebrated institution at New-London, we have already had occasion to speak, in terms of high commendation. Besides an unusually accurate and profound acquaintance with the Latin and Greek classics, Dr. Allison was well informed in moral philosophy, history, and general literature To his zeal for the diffusion of knowledge, Pennsylvania owes much of that taste for solid learning and classical literature, for which many of her principal characters have been so distinguished.

Caesar Rodney, the first of the delegation from Delaware, was a native of that state, and was born about the year 1730. His birth-place was Dover. The family, from which he was descended, was of ancient date, and is honorably spoken of in the history of early times. We read of Sir Walter De Rodeney, of Sir George De Rodeney, and Sir Henry De Rodeney, with several others of the same name, even earlier than the year 1234. Sir Richard De Rodeney accompanied the gallant Richard Coeur de Lion in his crusade to the Holy Land, where he fell, while fighting at the siege of Acre.

George Read was a native of the province of Maryland, where he was born in the year 1734. His grandfather was an Irishman, who resided in the city of Dublin, and was pos-sessed of a considerable fortune. His son, John Read, the father of the subject of the present memoir, having emigrated to America, took up his residence in Cecil county, where he pursued the occupation of a planter. Not long after the birth of his eldest son, he removed with his family into the province of Delaware, and settled in the county of Newcastle. Mr. Read designing his son for one of the learned professions, placed him in a seminary at Chester, in the province of Pennsylvania. Having there acquired the rudiments of the learned languages, he was transferred to the care of that learned and accomplished scholar, the Rev. Dr. Allison, a gentleman eminently qualified to superintend the education of young men. With this gentleman young Mr. Read continued his studies until his seventeenth year, when he entered the office of John Moland, Esq. a distinguished lawyer in the city of Philadelphia, for the purpose of acquiring a knowledge of the legal profession. The intense application, and the sober habits of Mr. Read, were at this time highly honorable to him. While yet a student, he gave promise of future eminence in his profession. Mr. Moland reposed so great confidence in his abilities, that even before he had finished his preparatory studies, he entrusted to him a considerable share of his attorney business.

there is other stuff that i took out....and stuff i handed in before
well i think i have another report
ill post it later


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This was a great report!!!!!! Thank you for the info and i wont copy you or anything~!