By Mark Stein
Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His performs were played off-Broadway and at theaters through the kingdom. His motion pictures contain Housesitter, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has taught at American college and Catholic collage.
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However the area had now not but been formally surveyed. Minnesota delegate Henry M. Rice recommended the govt. Land place of work to take action, however the Land place of work wouldn’t comply simply because this sort of survey used to be no longer in its funds. In a feeling, the southwest nook of Minnesota is a truly designated position. actual, it fails to line up with the nook of Iowa, yet this misfit with Iowa continues to be this day as a monument to whatever we have a tendency to not go together with the great previous days of America’s pioneering previous: executive forms. MISSISSIPPI Tennessee 35° Ten essee n Arkansas Tupelo 34° 33° Alabama Mi ssi ssip p i Jackson 32° Hattiesburg Pear l 31° Louisiana Gulfport ninety one° ninety° 89° 88° Why does Mississippi have that little tab on the backside of the kingdom? and the way did it lose that little snip on the best of the country? Why is Mississippi’s northern border at the related line as Alabama’s and Georgia’s? Why is the straight-line vertical border among Mississippi and Alabama situated the place it's? and the way did it get bent? The British claimed so much of what's now Mississippi as a part of its Georgia Colony. while, France additionally claimed almost all of 152 H OW T H E Georgia Colony constitution (1732) FIG. a hundred nation S move T TH E IR SH A PES French claims in destiny U. S. (ca. 1740) Spanish claims in destiny U. S. (ca. 1740) Mississippi’s Predecessors what's now Mississippi and elements of what at the moment are Alabama and Georgia. And Spain claimed the land that’s now the southern finish of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. (Figure a hundred) After the Revolution, Georgia, besides the opposite colonies with gigantic land claims, published its western land in order that new states will be shaped. Its motion used to be no longer with no self-interest. The clash over slavery served as a powerful inducement to create as many pro-slavery (or within the north, pro-abolition) states as attainable, so both sides can have adequate votes within the U. S. Senate to take care of (or, for the North, abolish) slavery. Congress affixed the preliminary barriers of the Mississippi Territory because the Mississippi River at the west (which finally grew to become the western border of the country of Mississippi); the Chattahoochee River at the east; at the north, a line to be drawn due east from the mouth of the Yazoo River to the Chattahoochee River; and at the south, 31° N range. (Figure one zero one) 35° FIG. one hundred and one Spanish Florida oo Mis sissippi Yaz Chattahooch oo Mis sissippi Yaz Mississippi Territory (1798) 31° Mississippi Territory (1804) 31° Spanish Florida growth of Mississippi Territory Chattahooch ie ie M I S S I S S I P P I 153 Mississippi’s Northern and Southern Borders Congress used to be treading rigorously within the production of the Mississippi Territory. France, which have been our best friend within the progressive struggle and which remained a vitally wanted good friend, had fur trappers working in what's this day the northwest zone of Mississippi. And Spanish claims to Florida have been tested via treaty on the thirty first parallel. (For the main points of Spain’s claims, visit FLORIDA.