Presentation on theme: "Arizona Notes. STOP! The Grand Canyon Journal Question: What is the most interesting geographical place that you have ever visited in Arizona? Describe."— Presentation transcript:
Journal Question: What is the most interesting geographical place that you have ever visited in Arizona? Describe your trip in some detail. If you have not been to any places in Arizona, describe some places that you would like to visit.
1.Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador, who, between 1540 and 1542, visited New Mexico and other parts of what is now the southwestern United States. Coronado searched for many treasures in the West but ended his life in bankruptcy in Mexico City.
2. Charles Debrille Poston was an American explorer, prospector, author, politician, and civil servant. He is referred to as the "Father of Arizona" due to his efforts lobbying for creation of the Arizona Territory. Poston was also the Arizona Territorys first delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
3. John "Jack" Swilling was one of the original founders of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. He had a dual reputation for kindness and a rough, tough side. Biographers have indicated he may have killed a dozen or more men, once shooting and killing a man in Wickenburg, Arizona in self-defense, then scalping him. Swilling came to Arizona to prospect for gold.
4. George Wylie Paul Hunt was the first, third, fifth, and seventh governor of the State of Arizona. Hunt led the constitutional convention that drafted the state constitution.
5. Carl Trumbull Hayden was an American politician and the first United States Senator to serve seven terms. Serving as Arizona's first Representative for eight terms before entering the Senate, Hayden still holds the record for the longest service in the U.S. Congress.
President John F. Kennedy said of Carl Hayden: "Every Federal program which has contributed to the development of the West irrigation, power, reclamation bears his mark, and the great Federal highway program which binds this country together, which permits this State to be competitive east and west, north and south, this, in large measure, is his (Haydens) creation."
6. Barry Morris Goldwater was a five-term U.S. Senator from Arizona and the Republican Partys nominee for President in the 1964 election. He was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was also referred to as "Mr. Conservative.
7. Sandra Day O'Connor served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 until her retirement from the bench in 2006. The first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she was a crucial swing vote on the Court for many years because of her case-by-case approach and her relatively moderate political views.