The Midwest Region of the U.S.
Critical Analysis of Minnesota and Wisconsin
- The Mississippi and Missouri River
- Knob Creek
- Ozark Ouachita Highlands
- The Great Lakes located near Michigan and Wisconsin
- The Great Plains in the lower areas of the Midwest
- Mostly flat plains good for farming
A depiction of the great impact the Midwest has played on modernized society.
One of the fist pictures showing the presence of the Midwest Region.
The older structures of post offices in the Midwest.
History of the Midwest
-Monks Mound in modern day Illinois is finished in 1200, which marks the high of a Mississippi culture.
In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explored the Midwest and Mississippi river. This land belonged to New France until 1763.
-1787, the land east of the Mississippi passes to the United States and the Northwest Ordinance is passed to organize and govern the settlement.
-In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase places the Midwest region east of the Mississippi under the U.S. control. Louis and Clark start their expedition in 1804.
-John Deere develops a steel plow good for cutting through the Midwest soil in 1837.
- In 1850, the Midwest gave birth to The Republican party to oppose slavery.
-In 1872, Montgomery Ward started the first mail order catalog and develops a business to serve million of rural town citizens.
- The Union Stockyards in Chicago Illinois slaughters 9 million animals a year and becomes know as the "hog butcher of the world" in 1890.
- In 1908, Henry Ford introduces the first Model T Automobile, innovating transportation and industrial works.
- Motown Records is founded in Detroit in 1959.
- In 1973, the Sears tower is completed and is the tallest building in the world for over two decades.
The Dairy Belt
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are what make of the Dairy Belt of this region.
The Wheat Belt
This is found in the Great Plains. North Dakota and Kansas are the main wheat producers in this region.
The Corn Belt
This is found in the eastern part of the region. Iowa and Illinois are the among the top corn producers.
The Wheat Belt
Industries and Agriculture
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