The Midwest

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Location

The Midwest is located above the South part of North America, to the right of the West, and left of the Northeast. It mostly has plains in it.

History

In 1834, Cyrus McCormick patented a mechanical reaper, which revolutionized farming. Grain elevators were also made to help with loading, cleaning, mixing, and storing grain.

Industries/Agriculture

Humus is a dark-colored organic material that is the result when animals die and decay. Humus combines with weathered bedrock to help build more soil.

People/Culture

Cyrus McCormick is famous for the mechanical reaper. A lot of farmers live in this region.

Places to visit/Things to do/Monuments/Tourism

The cities of Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, and Omaha are located in this region. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade are also in this region.

Indiana

State Facts of Indiana

Abbreviation: IN

Capital: Indianapolis

Largest City: Indianapolis

Area: 36,420 sq. mi

Population: 6,570,902

State Symbols of Indiana

Nickname: Hoosier State

Motto: "The Crossroads of America"

Song: "On the Banks of the Wabash"

Michigan

State Facts of Michigan

Abbreviation: MI

Capital: Lansing

Largest City: Detroit

Area: 96,810 sq. mi

Population: 9,895,622

State Symbols of Michigan

Nickname: Wolverine State

Motto: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

Song: "Michigan, My Michigan"

Bibliography/Sources

State Facts- http://www.50states.com/

Stuff about the region- History Book

Transportation

Water transportation aided in the growth of heavy industries. Railways were also another type of transportation.