Alabama’s name still holds the top rank in the list of the best state in the united states. The state is famous for its chief iron and steel natural resources and also for its peanuts, Southern hospitality, sweet tea, and football—especially the fierce rivalry between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. It is the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products. Therefore, it is also called the ” Heart of Dixie” and also given the name Yellowhammer state under the name of state bird Northern Flicker. Earlier it was called “Cotton State”.
In the Map, Alabama forms a rectangular shape elongated in North-south Direction. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest state by area. It has a total area of 52,419 sq. miles – area inland = 50,744 sq. mile and is surrounded by water with 1675 sq. Mile. Alabama’s Capital is Montgomery which is called the confederate state of America and its largest city is Huntsville.
Alabamas History: it was the center of the American Civil Rights Movement and also where many boycott events too. In the early 21st century, the state’s economy was fueled in part by jobs in aerospace, agriculture, auto production, and the service sector.
Some unbelievable facts you have never known about Alabama: the popular historical sport of Alabama it sounds a bit weird but its “Bear wrestling”: It is banned by the U.S. government It is illegal in Alabama to sell, purchase, possess, or train a bear for bear wrestling. Bear wrestling matches used to be a pretty big deal in Alabama. They were so popular that the state of Alabama added a Law under Section 13A-12-5 about “bear exploitation” that explicitly forbids people from engaging in bear wrestling matches.
- Alabama in 2004 was the first and only state of the united states to have alcohol as their major drink.
- In 1836 Alabama became the first state to declare Christmas as a legal holiday. The government followed their rule and declare it to be a public holiday.
- The first rocket the Saturn V was designed in Huntsville the city in Alabama through which first time man was capable of reaching the moon it is also called the rocket capital of the world
- American Civil war started in Alabama: Alabama was a huge part of the Civil War, but not only that, it more or less started in Alabama. The ? that started the Civil War was sent out of Montgomery to General Beauregard from Confederate Secretary of War Leroy Pope Walker and read: “Do not desire needlessly to bombard Fort Sumter. If Major Anderson will state the time at which, as indicated by him, he will evacuate, and agree that in the meantime he will not use his guns against us unless ours should be employed against Fort Sumter, you are thus authorized to avoid the effusion of blood. If this or its equivalent be refused, reduce the fort as your judgment decides to be most practicable. L. P. Walker, Sec. of War. C.S.A.”
- Month January proved to be very fascinating in obtaining Alabama’s natural growth :
- On January 16, 1830, the first railroad was constructed.
- January 19, 1830, North Alabama is Chartered.
- January 31, 1902, The legendary star on-screen stage Mrs.Tallulah Bankhead was born in Huntsville.
- January 1, 1926, Crimson tide football reached the National stage after beating Washington Huskies in the Rose bowl.
- On January 12, 1951, Alabama’s first high court female judge Annie Lola Price was appointed by Govt. Jim Folsom.
- On January 1, 1953, a legendary singer and songwriter Hank Williams died at the backseat of his Cadillac.
- On January 16, 1967, Alabama’s first female governor is elected.
Alabama’s great incident was judged in the year 1930s Albamas citizens have to suffer through major depressions due to impose of higher unemployment rates than any other southern state and boasting the dubious distinction of Birmingham’s being arguably the hardest-hit city in America, with its full-time workforce plummeting from 100,000 to 15,000.
Alabama prospers: Alabama grew wealthy due to a large number of laborers and thousands of enslaved Americans, nearly one-fifth of their citizens were engaged in slavery many initially transported in the domestic trade from the Upper South, which resulted in one million workers being relocated to the South. In other parts of the state, the soil supported only subsistence farming.
The University of Alabama remains the highest-ranked university in the state of Alabama, coming in at 141-150 in the US rankings. The university scores well placing in the top 100 in the US. These major facts and a rich source of natural resources and a vast area make it gain the No.1 position in U.S. History.
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