Alabama is a state in the southeastern part of the country that is known for its Civil Rights Movement landmarks. The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, now a museum, served as a protest headquarters in the 1960s.
New Hampshire is a state located in the United States of America. Its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness help define the state as one of the nations most peaceful destinations to live and raise a family. The White Mountain National Forest is known for its winter sports areas and Mount Washington, the region's highest peak, whose summit can be reached by cog railway. Moose, black bears, and the Appalachian Trail are also found in the White Mountains. The state of New Hampshire is fifth smallest by area and tenth least populous in the nation.
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Approximately 12,000 years ago, people lived in the area that is now New Hampshire. The land was occupied by Native American tribes such as the Abenaki and the Pennacook thousands of years later.
The first European settlement in the Americas was established in 1623 by the English, who arrived in the 1500s. At first, the Native American tribes tried to stay out of the French and English wars in the late 1600s and early 1700s. After they sided with France, the Native Americans were forced out of the region as the British won more battles.
New Hampshire was the first colony in the American Revolution to enact a constitution and declare its independence from Great Britain. It became the ninth state in 1788.
White-tailed deer, moose, raccoons, and eastern red bats are among the mammals of New Hampshire. Birds like the great horned owl, hairy woodpecker, and nighthawk inhabit the state. Snakes, painted turtles, snapping turtles, and black racer snakes are among the common reptiles. The state is also home to amphibians such as bullfrogs, salamanders, and American toads.
New Hampshire's trees include eastern white pines, sugar maples, white oaks, blue spruces, and black walnuts. The state wildflower is the pink lady's slipper orchid. Other wildflowers include purple aster, evening primrose, buttercup, and purple aster.
While New Hampshire still has granite quarries, it is better known for mining sand and gravel. Other semiprecious stones mined in the state include garnet and beryl.