A Brief History of Alabama

Alabama is almost as big as Great Britain with 131.443 kmĀ². In 1819, Alabama became the 22nd member of the United States of America. Where the name of this state comes from is not clear. On the one hand, it could be traced back to the name of an Indian tribe, but it could also be a combination of the words “Alba” (dense bushes) and “Amo” (clean, collect), which means “clearing bushes” ,

The Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (2040 acres) commemorates March 27, 1814. That day saw the final altercation with the Creek Indians, General Andrew Jackson with the 39th Infantry, a 3300 man from the Tennessee Militia and allied Upper-Creek and Cherokee Indians led. The opposing side was defended by the Red Stick Warriors and the Indian Chief Menawa. The victory of the “Creek Wars” earned Andrew Jackson a great deal of recognition, which helped him elect the seventh president in 1828. The Creek Indians pledged to hand over 20 million acres when they signed the peace treaty, and the area is now closed Alabama and Georgia.

The cultivation of cotton dominated the beginning of the 19th century, the economy, which is still a very important branch of production today. However, many old cotton fields are currently used for corn, peanuts and soybeans. In the course of industrialization in the 20th century, large-scale industries emerged in the fields of fertilizers, ammunition and aluminum processing.

Montgomery, Alabama’s capital, was the first seat of the Confederation in the American Civil War. Out of this city, Jefferson Davis (sworn president of Confederate Confederation) sent the telegram “Fire for Fort Sumter” in 1861, triggering the civil war that began in the same year.Montgomery did not remain the capital of the Confederate, because after a few months, the southern states relocated Government based in Richmond, Virginia.

The capital Montgomery today offers one of the largest livestock markets in the southeastern United States. Also, you will find here the most famous, produced in the Victorian style, furniture production. Some curios have survived to this day, for example the prohibition on domino games on Sundays or church attendance with a false mustache.
Tourists get their money’s worth in this state. From huge golf courses over motorsports to an idyllic hike through the indescribably beautiful nature; Everything is in Alabama.

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