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Mississippi - History

We would like to provide the residents of  Mississippi  a basic history overview.

Welcome to the Mississippi Home page. The Mississippi Home page provides as much information as possible on Mississippi. Knowing Mississippi’s history is essential to guiding its future. Within Mississippi’s Home page, you will also find Mississippi’s Founders, Holiday, and Birthday sections.

Mississippi has a population of 2961279. Household median income in Mississippi is $45,081Mississippi’s Ethnic is the following: White(59.1%), Black(37.8%), Hispanic(3.4%), Multiple(1.3%), Asian(1.1%), Native(0.1%).

Mississippi ( (listen)) is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee; to the east by Alabama; to the south by the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest by Louisiana; and to the northwest by Arkansas. Mississippi's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River.

Mississippi is the 32nd largest by area and 35th-most populous of the 50 U.S. states and has the lowest per-capita income in the United States. Jackson is both the state's capital and largest city. Greater Jackson is the state's most populous metropolitan area, with a population of 591,978 in 2020.Mississippi is nicknamed both as "The Magnolia State" after the state flower, also being known as "The Hospitality State." The state bird is the mockingbird, and the state beverage is milk. On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state admitted to the Union.

By 1860, Mississippi was the nation's top cotton-producing state and slaves accounted for 55% of the state population. Mississippi declared its secession from the Union on January 9, 1861, and was one of the seven original Confederate States, which constituted the largest slaveholding states in the nation.

Following the Civil War, it was restored to the Union on February 23, 1870.Until the Great Migration of the 1930s, African Americans were a majority of Mississippi's population. In 2020, 37.6% of Mississippi's population was African American, the highest percentage of any state. Mississippi was the site of many prominent events during the civil rights movement, including the Ole Miss riot of 1962 by white students objecting to desegregation, the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, the 1964 Freedom Summer murders of three activists working on voting rights, and the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964, which helped lead to the congressional passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Mississippi ranks among the lowest of U.S. states in measures of health, education, development, and income. Top economic industries in Mississippi today are agriculture and forestry. Mississippi produces more than half of the country's farm-raised catfish, and is also a top producer of sweet potatoes, cotton and pulpwood.

Other main industries in Mississippi include advanced manufacturing, utilities, transportation, and health services.Mississippi is almost entirely within the Gulf coastal plain, and generally consists of lowland plains and low hills. The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.

Mississippi's highest point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet (246 m) above sea level adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau; the lowest is the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate classification.

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