Monday, May 18, 2015

New York

We just learned about the US State of New Mexico.

New York is a state in the northeast part of the US, right on the Atlantic Ocean.

It's nickname is The Empire State, and it's motto is Excelsior which means Ever upward.

The city was named after the Duke of York from England who became King James II.

(from: wikipedia - new york)

The flag of New York is blue, with the state seal on it.
The seal shows a shield with ship on the Hudson river, with a grassy shore, a mountain range, and the sun behind it.
The shield is being held up by Lady Liberty on the left, and Lady Justice on the right.

(from: wikipedia - coat of arms of new york)

New York City which is sometimes called NYC is the most populated city in the US, with over 8 million people living in a tightly packed area.
40 of the 50 states each have less people living in them than New York City.
There are as many people living in NYC than the 10 states with the least population combined.
One of the most famous buildings in NYC is the Empire State Building.

(from: wikipedia - empire state building)

The Statue of Liberty is on an Island in New York City.

(from: wikipedia - statue of liberty)

Niagara Falls is in the north part of the state, a giant waterfall that has more water flowing than any waterfall in the world.

(from: wikipedia - niagara falls)

Times Square in NYC is a place filled with huge lighted signs, and has a lot of famous theaters and tv shows filmed there.
(from: wikipedia - times square)

New York has had four Presidents come from their state.

Martin Van Buren was the 8th President, in 1837.

(from: wikipedia - martin van buren)

Millard Fillmore was the 13th President, in 1850.

(from: wikipedia - millard fillmore)

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President, in 1901.

(from: wikipedia - theodore roosevelt)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, sometimes called FDR was the 32nd President, in 1933
(from: wikipedia - franklin d. roosevelt)

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