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What's irresistible in Illinois? Pumpkins! Illinois farmers grow almost 500 million pounds of these superb squashes every year, making the state the nation's top pumpkin producer. America the Beautiful, Third Series, completely updates all 3,537,441 square miles of the United States and thousands of years of history-making it the perfect resource for class assignments! Look inside for: Updated State History, Geography, Government, People, and Economy Facts and Stats, Charts, Graphs, Maps, Timelines, and Traceable State Symbols for School Reports, "Wow Factor" Fun Facts, Faqs, and Travel Guide, A Project Room That's Packed with Ideas for Classroom Assignments
Table of Contents
1 Land 8
2 First People 18
3 Exploration and settlement 26
4 Growth and Change 38
5 More Modern Times 56
6 People 66
7 Government 80
8 Economy 94
9 Travel Guide 104
Fast Facts 126
Biographical Dictionary 133
Author's Tips and Source Notes 143