Mississippi By:Ketaira Jones
Mississippi’s History • Mississippi is the 20th state of the United States. • Mississippi became a state on December 10, 1817. • Mississippi was of the last states to stop racism. • In 1821 Mississippi opened its first public school in Columbus.
Mississippi state anthemGo, Mississippi Words and Music by Houston Davis Verse: States may sing their songs of praiseWith waving flags and hip-hoo-rays,Let cymbals crash and let bells ringCause here's one song Go, Mississippi, keep rolling along,Go, Mississippi, you cannot go wrong,Go, Mississippi, we're singing your song,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I Go, Mississippi, you're on the right track,Go, Mississippi, and this is a fact,Go, Mississippi, you'll never look back,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I Go, Mississippi, straight down the line,Go, Mississippi, ev'rything's fine,Go, MIssissippi, it's your state and mine,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I Go, Mississippi, continue to roll,Go, Mississippi, the top is the goal,Go, Mississippi, you'll have and you'll hold,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I Go, Mississippi, get up and go,Go, Mississippi, let the world know,That our Mississippi is leading the show,M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
Mississippi state flag • Has three horizontal bars (blue, white, and red) • The stars represent the original 13 colonies. • There’s a lot of controversy going around about the flag because it included the confederate battle flag.
Mississippi state flower • The Magnolia
Mississippi state bird • The Northern Mocking bird
Mississippi Geography • Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas border Mississippi. • The Mississippi River, Big Black, Pearl , and Yazoo are major rivers in Mississippi. • Major lakes are Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabulta, Sardis, and Grenada.
Mississippi Land description • Mississippi covers 48,434 miles. • 1,520 sq. ml are covered by water. • 46,914 sq. ml of Mississippi is land. • Average high temp. is 92.5 while the average low is 34.9
Mississippi services • Government: state agency directory, management, Mississippi code. • Business: Governors job fair, minority business directory. • Education: Colleges and universities, financial aid resources. • Online services: drivers license renewal, register to vote.
Mississippi state tree • The southern Magnolia tree
Web links used http://www.shgresources.com/ms/timeline/ http://www.google.com/ http://www.mississippi.gov/Pages/PortalHome.aspx http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Mississippi/stateFLAG.html http://ezinearticles.com/?Rebel-Flag---Mississippi-Flag-Controversy&id=240677 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/mississippi/