The state of Louisiana is located in the southeast of the United States along the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana's Creole and Cajun cultures reflect its history as a melting pot of French, African, American, and French-Canadian cultures.
Delaware is a small state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States with dune-backed beaches that border the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. A Georgian-style Old State House is part of First State Heritage Park in Dover, Delaware's capital. A riverside district of boutiques, restaurants, and parks can be found in Wilmington's Riverfront. Wilmington is Delaware's largest city, while Dover is its capital and second-largest city. This beautiful state had the honor of becoming the 1st state in the United States of America to join the Union on December 7, 1787.
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Delaware was inhabited 11,500 years ago. A land bridge under water is thought to have brought them from Asia. The land was occupied by Native American tribes including the Lenni Lenape and the Nanticoke thousands of years later.
Henry Hudson, an English explorer who reached the bay and river in 1609, is believed to have been the first European to reach the area. Settlements began in the 1600s with colonists from the Netherlands, England, and Sweden. Europeans fought over the land, and the English officially regained control of it in 1674.
One of the actions that led to the Revolutionary War was Delaware's declaration of independence from England in 1776. Delaware became a state of the United States in 1787 after the United States won the war.
Delaware was still a slave state when the Civil War began in 1861. Although most of its soldiers fought for the Union, a group of northern states fought to keep the states united. As a general rule, Union supporters also wanted to abolish slavery, whereas Southerners wanted to keep it. In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Declaration of Independence declared that every slave in the United States was now free.
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White-tailed deer, gray foxes, American beavers, and river otters live in Delaware. Bird watchers had the opportunity to see bald eagles, peregrine falcons, eastern bluebirds, and downy woodpeckers. Amphibians in the state include barking tree frogs, chorus frogs, and tiger salamanders. Here you can also find reptiles like snapping turtles and eastern hognose snakes.
Maples, birch trees, oaks, loblolly pines, and American hollies (the state tree) are common trees. In addition to sweet goldenrod, bulbous buttercups, American tiger lilies, and sulphur cinquefoil (flora with five hearts), there are numerous wildflowers that grow throughout the state.
Mineral-rich soil is one of the state's most valuable natural resources. Agriculture thrives in this soil. Among Delaware's top crops are soybeans, corn, potatoes, and peas. There are also magnesium mines in Delaware.