Mississippi is now the 20th state of United States. It became the US state in 1810. Before enjoining US, Mississippi was under British control. The history of the state goes like this: first in 1540 it was discovered by Spanish and it was then controlled by Spain, later on it was claimed by France. In 1713 Britain took control of Mississippi and in 1768 this area was given to US. The state became the legally bounded area of US in 1810. This was the brief history of Mississippi now below are given some facts about the state.
1. The cotton crop
Cotton was the main crop and biggest economy contributor till 20th century. The warm climate and rich soil of Mississippi born cotton that is to date, the big cash crop of this region.
Mississippi took a step towards growth and progress by diversifying its production and entered more agriculture and industry. For last four decades, soybean is panted even more than cotton. But cotton is still the main crop.
3. Black residents
In all American states, the number of white residents is more than black residents. In other words, black residents are in minority in every state except Mississippi where they are a majority.
The climate and soil of Mississippi are so rich that they are perfect for agriculture. The other crops that are grown in Mississippi include; corn, peanuts, rice, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, food grains.
5. Live stock and poultry
Mississippi does not only earn from agriculture but live stoke and poultry are also the contributors. The poultry, eggs, meat animals, dairy products, especially milk and feed crops etc also play their role in boosting the economy.
Near 60 percent of the area of Mississippi is covered with forests. There are found almost 100 species of trees in Mississippi alone.
7. Teddy bear
Teddy bear are world famous because of President Roosevelt who refused to kill a captured bear while his expedition of hunting in sharked county.
8. The first nuclear submarine in south
Mississippi is not only an agriculture oriented region any more. With the start of industry it has diversified its business. The first nuclear submarine of south was produced in Mississippi.
9. Mississippi river
Mississippi river is the world famous water carrier. It is US largest river and chief water source. The nick name given to this river is Old Man River.
10. Education system
Despite from the economic growth, Mississippi has the poorest education system in America as compared to other states.