Region of North America--Profile of Michigan and Indiana
History of the Breadbasket of America
1673--Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explore the Midwest and Mississippi river.
1787--Northwest Ordinance was established to permit settlement .
1803--Louisiana Purchase causes the Midwest to be in control of the U.S.
1808-1812--Tecumseh make an Indian Confederation to unite against the white people settling there.
1837--John Deere creates the steel plow which is perfect for Midwestern farming.
1872--Montgomery Ward creates the first catalog for mail orders.
1890--The Union Stockyards in Chicago slaughter nine million in that year, naming Chicago as the "hog-butcher of the world."
1908--Henry Ford produces first Modal T automobile, changing transportation and production in great strides.
1973--Sears tower is built and becomes the largest building in the world for over two decades.
Famous People--Henry Ford, Thomas Edison
Culture--During the Civil War, the Midwest is considered the North.
Attractions--Mount Rushmore (South Dakota), Mackinac Island (Michigan), Cedar Point (Ohio)
Characteristics--Mostly flat, with rich soil, though it does have some hills.
The Hoosier State
Flag--Has a blue background with yellow symbols. There is a torch in the middle with rays extending outwards. There are 19 stars organized around the flag
Area--36,418 miles squared