Date/Time: 2014-12-13 15:48:43 Topic: south carolina Author: jeh Blog Post: South Carolina became the 8th state in 1788 and was the first state to leave the Union in 1861. Its economy had prospered using slave labor to produce cotton, rice, and indigo. Textile mills helped to rebuild the economy and produce jobs after the Civil War. Agriculture, manufacturing, and high-tech industries are important today. Tourists flock to Charleston and the Atlantic coastline beaches.
Date/Time: 2014-12-13 15:48:11 Topic: west virginia Author: jeh Blog Post: West Virginia is a mountainous area first settled by Native Americans. It became the 35th state in 1863 and opposed secession during the Civil War. Discovery of coal deposits promoted industrialization in West Virginia. However, the mining is done under difficult conditions and has produced poverty and illness. West Virginia is currently seeking to build a tourist industry with its culture, mountain crafts, and natural beauty. White-water rafting has become a popular adventure activity.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 20:46:20 Topic: tennessee Author: jeh Blog Post: The state of Tennessee was named after the Cherokee town named Tanasi. It became a state in 1796 and was the last state to join the Confederacy. Tennessee endured many years of hardship after the Civil War; however, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was funded in 1930 and supported industrial development with its hydropower. Tennessee is home to Nashville's country music and Memphis' blues.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 20:33:34 Topic: virginia Author: jeh Blog Post: The first English settlement in North America was at Jamestown, Virginia. This tobacco-producing colony played a major part in the fight for independence during the Revolutionary War. And numerous battles were fought in Virginia during the Civil War, which left the state financially ruined. Today, Virginia has a diversified ecomony with shipbuilding, major naval bases, government offices, and high-tech businesses. Tourists are attracted to historic sites and beautiful mountainous areas.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 20:16:56 Topic: arkansas Author: jeh Blog Post: Agriculture is an important part of the Arkansas economy. While rice has replaced cotton as the main crop, grain production and poultry are important as well. The Ozark and Ouachita Mountains draw tourists and are considered the Interior Highlands of the United States. Wal-Mart is headquartered in Arkansas.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 20:06:37 Topic: north carolina Author: jeh Blog Post: North Carolina became the 12th state in 1789, but it joined the Confederacy in 1861 and supplied most of the equipment and men to the cause. Later, the Wright brothers flew their first successful airplane flight near Kitty Hawk. North Carolina's industries include furniture making, textiles, and high-tech industries located in the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle area.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 20:00:03 Topic: mississippi Author: jeh Blog Post: The state of Mississippi is named for the river on its western boundary. Cotton was the main crop in Mississippi when slave labor was used before the Civil War. Cotton, poultry, rice, and soybeans now form the base of the economy. Mississippi also leads in production of catfish with aquaculture fish farms.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 19:47:45 Topic: louisiana Author: jeh Blog Post: Louisiana became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase and became the 18th state in 1812. New Orleans and the Port of South Louisiana are main ports located near the Mississippi River delta. Seafood is an important industry with the harvest of shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish. Oil and gas are drilled in the delta area.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 19:27:37 Topic: georgia Author: jeh Blog Post: Cherokees, Creeks, and other native people were the original inhabitants of Georgia. The Spanish explorers arrived in the mid-1500s and it wasn't until 1788 that Georgia became the 4th state. Since the Civil War, a regional banking center has emerged in Atlanta, and a major container port has been developed in avannah. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is one of the busiest airports in the country.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 19:18:25 Topic: Florida Author: jeh Blog Post: Florida, with its mild climate, is the leading producer of citrus fruits in the United States. Florida's climate and sandy beaches attract "snowbirds" who want to escape the cold winters in the northern states. There is a large Hispanic population in South Florida, especially from Cuba.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 18:58:10 Topic: alabama Author: jeh Blog Post: Alabama became the 22nd state in 1819 but joined the Confederacy in 1861. Since that time, Alabama played a major part in the civil rights movement. Current industries include auto assembly plants and the NASA space program.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 07:39:40 Topic: Home Author: AH Blog Post: A home is a permanent or semi-permanent dwelling place housing an individual, roommates, a couple, a family, or a group of people. It may refer to a house or apartment, or more movable dwellings such as houseboats or mobile homes. Many people take great pride in their homes and find their identity there, lending to the popular phrase, "Home is where the heart is."
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 07:39:15 Topic: Equipment Author: AH Blog Post: "Equipment" refers to the items that are necessary for a particular purpose. This broad category can include laboratory equipment, medical equipment, office equipment, sports equipment, and much more. Treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines are the most common forms of exercise equipment.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 07:38:55 Topic: Information Author: AH Blog Post: Information is defined as knowledge that is obtained from "investigation, study, or instruction". Information was originally passed on orally, and eventually written down. Now, in the "Information Age" it is easy to quickly and freely obtain and transmit information on almost anything through the rapid advancement of technology and the internet.
Date/Time: 2014-12-12 07:38:31 Topic: Travel Author: AH Blog Post: To travel is to "go from one place to another, as by car, train, plain, or ship", and traveling for pleasure ranks as one of the world's most popular recreational hobbies. Although most travel is undertaken by car, air travel is commonly used to cover long distances, with an estimated three billion passengers every year. The most common destinations for international travel are France, Spain, China, and Italy.
Date/Time: 2014-12-09 18:56:03 Topic: Shopping Author: AH Blog Post: Shopping refers to the purchasing of goods from a brick and mortar or online store. Consumers most often shop for groceries, followed by clothing, electronics, and household goods. While traditional brick and mortar stores offer more personalized service, many people prefer to shop online for convenience and the ability to find the lowest price on goods.
Date/Time: 2014-12-02 01:23:57 Topic: Caribbean Islands Author: AH Blog Post: The Caribbean Islands are a large group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea. Although there are thousands of these islands, there are 29 main groupings which include Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Netherland Antilles, and many more. An estimated 25 million people travel to the Caribbean each year, with the Dominican Republic seeing the most tourism.
Date/Time: 2014-12-01 17:24:09 Topic: gospel Author: SEH Blog Post: The gospel, which means "good news", comprises the biography of Jesus Christ and the message that Jesus preached. The gospel story is that Jesus came into the world to save sinners, that he suffered and died on a cross, was buried, rose from the dead three days later, and ascended into heaven about forty days later. According to the New King James Translation of the Holy Bible, the gospel message is this: "if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." This text is found in the Epistle to the Romans, chapter 10, verse 9.