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Abraham Lincoln's Youth
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This article describes the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Photographs are included. His path to the presidency was marked by determination and perseverance. Lincoln did not let the problems in his life stop him from exemplifying good citizenship and helping others. Clicking through the links provides varied information about his life.

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Andrew Carnegie Grows Up Working
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This resource provides students with the rags to riches story of Andrew Carnegie who earned his wealth from hard work. Carnegie became a powerful businessman and a leading force in the American steel industry. Today, he is remembered as an industrialist, millionaire, and philanthropist. Carnegie believed that the wealthy had an obligation to give back to society, so he donated much of his fortune to causes like education and peace.

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Cesar Chavez
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This resource describes the accomplishments of Cesar Chavez. He was a Mexican American labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers. Cesar Chavez is best known for his efforts to gain better working conditions for the thousands of workers who labored on farms for low wages and under bad conditions. Because of his peaceful protests and good citizenship, he helped to provided a better way of life for migrant farm workers.

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Daniel Boone First Saw the Woodlands of Present Day Kentucky
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This resource tells the story of Daniel Boone's trek through forests in the Appalachian Mountains. He is known for building a road to the state of Kentucky. Illustrations are provided of Daniel Boone, the mountains, and his cabin.

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
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This article, with photographs, tells the story of historical figures, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. They exemplified good citizenship and promoted the rights of women.

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Explore the States-Arizona
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Arizona from other regions such as it was the last of the connected states to join the union. Arizona has a very dry climate and is known for its cactus plants. Click on links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Arkansas
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Arkansas from other regions. Arkansas is the only state in which diamonds have been mined, although today the mine operates only as a tourist attraction. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Colorado
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Colorado from other regions. It is most closely associated with the Rocky Mountains and has numerous peaks over 14,000 feet. Today, Colorado is known for its vast cattle ranges, agricultural acreage, and snow-covered mountains that are ideal for winter sports. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Connecticut
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Connecticut from other regions. One of the original 13 states, Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State." Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Delaware
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Delaware from other regions. Delaware is one of the most industrialized states, known for its chemical research. Dover is the capital. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Florida
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Florida from other regions. Called the "Sunshine State," Florida is known for its balmy, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Georgia
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Georgia from other regions. During the Civil War, the fall of Atlanta was a crucial turning point in the defeat of the South. Today, Atlanta, which became Georgia's capital in 1868, is a thriving city. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Hawaii
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Hawaii from other regions. Hawaii is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean that together became the 50th state in 1959. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Idaho
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Idaho from other regions such as it is probably best known for its potatoes. Idaho has a rugged landscape with some of the largest unspoiled natural areas in the country. Click on links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Illinois
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Illinois from other regions. Named for the Illinois Indians, Illinois became the 21st state in 1818. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Indiana
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Indiana from other regions. Indiana is a state of mostly small towns and midsize cities. Its largest city and capital is Indianapolis, where the nation's most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, is held each year. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Iowa
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Iowa from other regions. Although it is sometimes called the "Corn State," Iowa really is a breadbasket for the U.S., with 90 percent of its land devoted to farming. The main products are corn and hogs. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Kansas
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Kansas from other regions. Known as the "Sunflower State," Kansas became the 34th state in 1861. Within Kansas's borders is the magnetic center mark for all of North America. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Kentucky
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Kentucky from other regions. Daniel Boone and other frontiersmen settled in Kentucky, the "Bluegrass State," in 1769. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States- Louisiana
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Louisiana from other regions. Situated in the Deep South, Louisiana, the "Pelican State," has a colorful history and was named in honor of King Louis XIV. A strong French influence is still evident throughout the state. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Maine
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Maine from other regions. The largest of the New England states in area, Maine, in 1820, was the 23rd state to join the Union. The most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River, it's appropriately called the "Pine Tree State," as 90 percent of its land is forest. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Maryland
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Maryland from other regions. The Mason and Dixon line was drawn in the 1760s to settle a dispute between the Penn and Calvert families. In addition to marking the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, it is the traditional boundary between the North and the South. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Massachusetts
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Massachusetts from other regions. The birthplace of many of the ideals of the American Revolution, Massachusetts attracted people who believed in self-government. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Michigan
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Michigan from other regions. Detroit, its largest city, is known worldwide as the center of the American auto industry. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Minnesota
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Minnesota from other regions. The "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota got its nickname because there are more than 12,000 lakes throughout the state. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Mississippi
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Mississippi from other regions. Considered part of the Deep South, Mississippi, with its rich soil and many rivers, is an agricultural state. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Missouri
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Missouri from other regions. Missouri is called the "Show Me State," because its people have a reputation for believing only what they see. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Montana
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Montana from other regions such as the Lewis and Clark expedition, the cooper industry, the mountains, and its many trout streams. Click on the links for various pieces of information about the state.

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Explore the States-Nevada
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Nevada from other regions such as the deposit of silver that was found in 1859. This brought many fortune seekers to the area. It is in a mountain region that includes grasslands and sandy deserts. It is the most arid (dry) state in the nation. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-New Hampshire
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish New Hampshire from other regions. New Hampshire is called the "Granite State" because of its numerous granite quarries; the nickname may also reflect the state's attachment to tradition and its history of a frugal government. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-New Jersey
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish New Jersey from other regions. New Jersey is referred to as the "Garden State" because of its fertile farmland. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-New Mexico
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish New Mexico from other regions. In 1540, the Spanish conquistador Coronado trekked through the area known today as New Mexico in search of the fabled seven cities of gold. The influence of the Apache Indians who live there is evident in the artwork and culture. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-New York
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish New York from other regions such as it has the third largest population (after California and Texas), and remains the financial center of the country. Click on links for additional information.

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Explore the States-North Carolina
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish North Carolina from other regions such as the first European settlement in the state is the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island that vanished sometime after 1587. In addition, North Carolina is known for being a growing research center and a banking state. Click on links for additional information.

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Explore the States-North Dakota
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish North Dakota from other regions such as the rural and agricultural areas. It is one of the least populated states. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Ohio
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Ohio from other regions. The land we call Ohio today was part of the Northwest Territory that the United States won by defeating the British in the Revolutionary War. Ohio was admitted into the Union as the 17th state in 1803. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Oklahoma
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Oklahoma from other regions. The name Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw Indian words, okla, which means "people," and humma, which means "red." Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Pennsylvania
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Pennsylvania from other regions. Today, two major cities dominate the state--Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and a thriving metropolitan area, and Pittsburgh, a busy inland river port. The Amish, a group of people who live without the use of modern technology, live in the countryside of Pennsylvania. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-Rhode Island
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish Rhode Island from other regions. Roger Williams and a group of religious followers founded the town of Providence in what is today known as Rhode Island after their banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Click on the links for additional information.

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Explore the States-South Carolina
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This article describes the characteristics that distinguish South Carolina from other regions such as it is one of the original 13 colonies. South Carolina was first formed in 1729 when the Carolina colony was divided in two to form North and South Carolina. The attack on Fort Sumter in the Charleston harbor launched the Civil War. Click on links for additional information.

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