come to the midwest its fun :]
come to midwest its nice
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apologizing for focusing on the Midwest," said Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, professor and chairwoman of the Department of History at Iowa State University. "It's almost as if we buy into this idea that all the exciting things happen to the east and the west of us."
The land east of the Mississippi was acquired from the British as part of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and was designated the Northwest Territory. The land west of the Mississippi was acquired in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.The region's geography and identity are rooted in its creation in the Land Ordinance of 1785, which created the orderly survey of land, and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which established a pattern of government for the new territory. These two federal acts laid the groundwork for rapid and orderly settlement in the nineteenth century.