State-by-State Atlas by DK Publishing, Kathleen A. Felley, Kristen T. Behrens

By DK Publishing, Kathleen A. Felley, Kristen T. Behrens

Prepared locally to provide readers an outline of the specific components of the rustic, this booklet creates a transparent and simple to appreciate means of studying American geography and tradition. each one state's panorama, undefined, agriculture, inhabitants, historical past, and folkways are explored in a colourful info e-book young children probably want to use all through their college age years.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON s the call for revolution grew throughout the colonies, plantation owner George Washington was at the forefront. Born in Wakefield,Virginia, in 1732, he served as a Virginia delegate to the Second Continental Congress and was elected Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, serving at that post throughout the American Revolution. S. Constitution was passed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787,Washington was unanimously elected president. Thick forests cover its 750 square miles (1,943 sq km), and in its center is the state’s largest lake, Lake Drummond.

In 1655, conflict between Sweden and the Netherlands over territory led to the destruction of the New Sweden colony. Some Swedes stayed in Delaware under Dutch rule. A LIFESAVING VISIONARY DR. HENRY J. HEIMLICH De ilmington-born Dr. Henry J. Heimlich’s first medical breakthrough came in 1945, when he found a treatment for trachoma, an infection that causes blindness. His treatment saved the sight of hundreds of people. This operation was the world’s first full organ transplant. In 1964, he introduced a valve that drains blood and air from chest injuries.

Settlers were drawn to Maryland after it became famous among the colonies as a place where religious freedom was permitted. The the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Prized for state’s nickname comes from its “heroic troops in a its tasty flesh, nearly 50 percent of the nation’s line,” which were praised by George Washington. S. Naval Academy. The waters are so important that the state even named the skipjack its state boat. CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Kent Island’s Eastern Shore with the Western Shore near Annapolis, which are divided by the Chesapeake Bay.

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