The Midwest

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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"


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"


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Stuff about the region- History Book


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