Very telling about the pulse of the US. Go through each of the tabs on the top and mouse-over the states themselves. Overwhelming "F-grades" across the board. In fact, surprisingly enough, the country relatively approves of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the clear winner here. Its not so much the "average" that means much to me, as it is the majority of people voted F almost across the board. This just in... Congress approves of half a billion on new private jets. Oh joy! That's a good one. Im currently reading about the $93,000 increase in petty cash... FOR EVERYONE OF THEM!!! That one slipped right by me! Unreal. CNN: Second 100 Days
Are you wasting my real estate with pointless commentary?!? How DARE YOU!
I didn't make it!
Wait, how the hell did the state of Michigan get that one dangly piece of land above Wisconsin? That seems unfair.
It is unfair! Those UPers have been my bane of existence for quite sometime :-D
Captain Pyjama Shark;4969394Wait, how the hell did the state of Michigan get that one dangly piece of land above Wisconsin? That seems unfair.
When the Michigan Territory was first established in 1805, it included only the Lower Peninsula and the eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula. In 1819 the territory was expanded to include the remainder of the Upper Peninsula, all of Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota (previously included in the Indiana and Illinois Territories). When Michigan was preparing for statehood in the 1830s, the boundaries proposed corresponded to the original territorial boundaries, with some proposals even leaving the Upper Peninsula out entirely. Meanwhile, the territory was involved in a border dispute with the state of Ohio in a conflict known as the Toledo War. The people of Michigan approved a constitution in May 1835 and elected state officials in late autumn 1835. Although the state government was not yet recognized by the United States Congress, the territorial government effectively ceased to exist. A constitutional convention of the state legislature refused a compromise to accept the full Upper Peninsula in exchange for ceding the Toledo Strip to Ohio. A second convention, hastily convened by Governor Stevens Thomson Mason, consisting primarily of Mason supporters, agreed in December 1836 to accept the U.P. in exchange for the Toledo Strip. In January 1837, the U.S. Congress admitted Michigan as a state of the Union. At the time, Michigan was considered the losing party in the compromise. The land in the Upper Peninsula was described in a federal report as a "sterile region on the shores of Lake Superior destined by soil and climate to remain forever a wilderness."