Presentation on theme: "Iowa Epp Krusenvald, Norman Maaring, Lukas Pertel Tarvastu Gymnasium 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Iowa Epp Krusenvald, Norman Maaring, Lukas Pertel Tarvastu Gymnasium 2011
General facts Capital - Des Moines; area - 92 000 km 2 ; population - around 3 million; location - midwestern part of the United States neighbours - Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri; Iowa - Ioway people.
Geography Major rivers - Mississippi River, Missouri River; rolling hills; about 5 percent is forested; bald eagle; animals - deers, raccoons, opossums, chipmunks.
Symbols Bird - Eastern Goldfinch; flower - Wild Rose; grass - Bluebunch Wheatgrass; tree - Oak; rock - Geode; motto - "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain."
History Native Americans; the French Period - Louis Jolliet and Marquette; Louisiana Purchase - became a part of the USA; december 1846 - Iowa became a state; Civil War - helped with railroad; diverse religious history - small sects; Amish, Amana Inspirationists and Mormons.
Economy Diverse economy; inflation in 1970's; agriculture - livestock, crops; taxation; transportation - airports and railroads.
Landmarks Amana Colonies; Herbert Hoover Birthplace; Sergeant Floyd Monument; Old capitol.
Famous people Herbert Hoover; John Wayne; Henry Wallace; Ashton Kutcher; Kyle Korver; Glenn Miller; William "Buffalo Bill" Cody; Grant Wood.
Laws throughout the history A man with a mustache may never kiss a woman in public; the "Ice-Cream Man" and his truck are banned; horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants; one-armed piano players must perform for free; it is against the law to kiss for more than five minutes; husband may never take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife.