New York & Maine

All Things North East

New York Facts

New York was admitted to statehood in July 28, 1788. The Abbreviation is NY and the capital of New York is Albany. The largest city in New York is New York City. New York has an area of 54,475 sq. mi. It also has a population of 19,651,127 people. The resident name is "New Yorker" The NY flag is a shield that displays a masted ship and a sloop on the Hudson River, bordered by a grassy shore and a mountain range in the background with the sun rising behind it. The two people standing next to it are Liberty and Justice.
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Location and History

NY is located right next to the Great Lakes and up in the North East. The bordering states are Vermont and Pennsylvania. First, the Dutch first settled the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. Then In 1664, the English took control of the area and renamed it New York. New York played a crucial political and strategic role during the American Revolution.


New York has many different economic activities for both agriculture and industry. For Agriculture there are Dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, and apples. For Industry Printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, machinery, chemical products, and tourism.

People and Culture

There are many famous people living or from NY. Some example are Rosie O'Donnell and Sean Parker. The New York culture, much like the rest of the United States, are a pot full of different cultures.

Politics, Education, and Social Issues

The NY mayor is Bill de Blasio. The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY). One social problem is that NYC is very overpopulated due to many immigrants moving there.

Maine Facts

Maine was admitted to statehood in March 15, 1820. The abbreviation is ME and the capital is Augusta. The largest city in Maine is Portland. It has an area of 35,387 sq. mi. The population of Maine is 1,328,302 and the resident name is Mainer. The flag of the state of Maine features the state coat of arms on a blue field. In the center of the shield, a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represent the traditional reliance on agriculture and the sea by the state.
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Location and History

Maine is the in North East, next to New Hampshire and is the most North East of any states. The earliest culture known to have inhabited Maine, from roughly 3000 B.C. to 1000 B.C., were the Red Paint People, a maritime group known for elaborate burials using red ocher. They were followed by the Susquehanna culture, the first to use pottery. Maine was then inhabited in 1632 by Christopher Levett.


Maine has many different economic activities, both primary and secondary. About 60% of Maine's agricultural revenues are derived from livestock and livestock production; 40% from crops. Maine also does a lot of fishing, manufacturing, and mining.

People and Culture

There were many famous people born in Maine. People like Anna Kendrick and Stephen King were both born in Maine. Since Maine is next to the coast, there is a lot of fish food and there are fairs and festivals celebrating everything from Native American and Swedish heritage to food like lobster and wild blueberries.

Political, Education, and Social Issues

The mayor of Maine is Ethan Strimling, since December 2015. The rank of Maine in amount of students graduating high school is 84%, which is 11th out of all 50 states.


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