Which American State has the most interesting history.

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Which state has the most interesting name.

17% 17% 
[ 6 ]
11% 11% 
[ 4 ]
14% 14% 
[ 5 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
3% 3% 
[ 1 ]
3% 3% 
[ 1 ]
17% 17% 
[ 6 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
3% 3% 
[ 1 ]
32% 32% 
[ 12 ]
 
Total Votes : 36

Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:05 pm

This question and others keep me up at night, like how much wood can a woodchuck chuck, who took that last donut, and why do birds disappear whenever people draw near Question Neutral ,

But seriously I think Texas has a very interesting history,

What do you think?


Last edited by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:30 pm; edited 1 time in total

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Metsarebuff1222 on Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:15 pm

Illinois. You don't pronounce the s
avatar
Metsarebuff1222
Pedes

Posts : 22
Join date : 2017-07-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:32 pm

You're right Illinois should be one of the 10 options.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:32 pm

I wish they gave you more than 10 options.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Crazy Boris on Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:18 pm

For me, it's a tossup between Texas and Hawaii, but I'm gonna have to go with the Lone Star State (Sorry, Kamehameha) primarily for the Texan Revolution.

But I wanna say that every state has cool history in it's own way.
avatar
Crazy Boris
Centurion

Posts : 120
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 21
Location : Space Colony ARK (actually Canada but shh)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:29 pm

We are a funny people, we take the country away from the Indians who scalped us, and turn it over to the politicians who skins us.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by BasqueHistorian on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:13 pm

I think Hawaii had the most interesting history. From the Polynesian sailors and first settlers to nowadays... and of course the Kingdom of Hawaii. But in continental USA, I probably choose California, Texas or Florida, idk.
avatar
BasqueHistorian
Pedes

Posts : 11
Join date : 2017-07-09
Age : 21
Location : Navarre

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:03 pm

What does the abbreviation IDK stand for. Wink

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:04 pm

BasqueHistorian wrote:I think Hawaii had the most interesting history. From the Polynesian sailors and first settlers to nowadays... and of course the Kingdom of Hawaii. But in continental USA, I probably choose California, Texas or Florida, idk.

Hawaii does have the most original history.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by AHistoryBuff on Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:16 pm

Ohio and Michigan for me.

AHistoryBuff
Pedes

Posts : 6
Join date : 2017-07-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Overload on Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:04 pm

California has a fascinating Native American cultural history, then a history of Empires wanting land bordering the Pacific. From Spain, to Mexico to the U.S. it is a land of missionaries and Revolution and a place of barren desert and lush forest. In my opinion, it's one of the most fascinating areas in America.
avatar
Overload
Pedes

Posts : 2
Join date : 2017-07-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Woo NC

Post by x24mori on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:13 pm

North Carolina is actually pretty cool.

-Squatter's homeland as a colony
-Black Beard's refuge at Salter Path
-Forced to secede from the Union so they wouldn't be totally screwed
-Tobacco land fun times
-Greensboro Sit ins
-Conservative hell hole for a while
-Became a new home for tech
-Almost shot itself in the mouth with HB2
-Shot itself in the mouth with gerrymandering
-Forth Bragg's significance

I am biased cause I like my state, hate it's government
avatar
x24mori
Pedes

Posts : 3
Join date : 2017-07-10
Age : 18
Location : North Carolina

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by The Spiffy Creeper on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:15 pm

I am a whore for some sweet Massachusetts history. They got them Transcendentalists. And Paul Revere. And Shop and Stop.
avatar
The Spiffy Creeper
Cornicen

Posts : 37
Join date : 2017-07-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by CptCrape on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:37 pm

I might be biased (I live in Utah), but Utah's history is pretty damn interesting.

Anyways, to start, the Mormons that would eventually settle Utah had suffered massacres and forced migrations for a long time causing them to flee New York and Ohio and settling in Missouri. In Missouri many Missourians were angry at them being there, mainly because of the practice of Polygamy, but also because they voted together, and were attempting to convert the Native Americans. This anger culminated in the 1838 "Mormon War" and the Mormon Extermination Order. After that they fled to Nauvoo, Illinois and lived there until Joseph Smith was assassinated. After a series of raids and massacres the Mormons left to Utah in 1846, still controlled by Mexico at the time, but soon to fall into American hands two years later.

The resulting 55,000 Mormon Pioneers leaving was the largest single migration in US History. After they arrived in Utah in 1847, they quickly set up towns and colonized north and South through the valleys. The US Government denied initial statehood attempts and instead created the Utah Territory in 1851. Brigham Young was appointed the Leader. After being appointed, Brigham Young set up the "Theodemocratic" government that Joseph Smith had originally proposed. This, along with the Practice of Polygamy in the area caused anger in the Washington D.C. Eventually the US government sent 2,500 Soldiers to the Utah territory to secure it and more importantly, replace Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon leader. This resulted in the 1857-1858 "Utah War". At first, the Soldiers secured themselves in a fort and threatened to bombard Salt Lake City if the Mormons did not comply. After that, the War was small and mostly fought in Skirmishes across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Eventually, 38 US soldiers died and an unknown number of Mormons died. The most notable event of this war is the still controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, where Mormon and Native Militiamen ambushed and killed 120-140 American Settlers heading to Oregon. It was never determined if Brigham Young had anything to do with the massacre, but 9 were inevitably sentenced and one of which, John D. Lee, faced punishment...by a firing squad.

After the Utah War, President Buchanan successfully replaced Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon Democrat from Georgia (Alfred Cumming). Utah would never again have a church leader as a governor. There was lots of tension for years after the war but this would inevitably be alleviated in 1890 when the Mormons banned Polygamy. In 1896, nearly 50 years after the initial settlement of Utah, it would be admitted into the Union. Today, Mormons and Utahns in general are highly patriotic despite the troubled relations in the past.

I know this is a long post, but I honestly feel that these events in US history rarely, if ever get touched on.
avatar
CptCrape
Centurion

Posts : 202
Join date : 2017-07-08
Location : Utah, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Crazy Boris on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:47 pm

CptCrape wrote:I might be biased (I live in Utah), but Utah's history is pretty damn interesting.

Anyways, to start, the Mormons that would eventually settle Utah had suffered massacres and forced migrations for a long time causing them to flee New York and Ohio and settling in Missouri. In Missouri many Missourians were angry at them being there, mainly because of the practice of Polygamy, but also because they voted together, and were attempting to convert the Native Americans. This anger culminated in the 1838 "Mormon War" and the Mormon Extermination Order. After that they fled to Nauvoo, Illinois and lived there until Joseph Smith was assassinated. After a series of raids and massacres the Mormons left to Utah in 1846, still controlled by Mexico at the time, but soon to fall into American hands two years later.

The resulting 55,000 Mormon Pioneers leaving was the largest single migration in US History. After they arrived in Utah in 1847, they quickly set up towns and colonized north and South through the valleys. The US Government denied initial statehood attempts and instead created the Utah Territory in 1851. Brigham Young was appointed the Leader. After being appointed, Brigham Young set up the "Theodemocratic" government that Joseph Smith had originally proposed. This, along with the Practice of Polygamy in the area caused anger in the Washington D.C. Eventually the US government sent 2,500 Soldiers to the Utah territory to secure it and more importantly, replace Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon leader. This resulted in the 1857-1858 "Utah War". At first, the Soldiers secured themselves in a fort and threatened to bombard Salt Lake City if the Mormons did not comply. After that, the War was small and mostly fought in Skirmishes across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Eventually, 38 US soldiers died and an unknown number of Mormons died. The most notable event of this war is the still controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, where Mormon and Native Militiamen ambushed and killed 120-140 American Settlers heading to Oregon. It was never determined if Brigham Young had anything to do with the massacre, but 9 were inevitably sentenced and one of which, John D. Lee, faced punishment...by a firing squad.

After the Utah War, President Buchanan successfully replaced Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon Democrat from Georgia (Alfred Cumming). Utah would never again have a church leader as a governor. There was lots of tension for years after the war but this would inevitably be alleviated in 1890 when the Mormons banned Polygamy. In 1896, nearly 50 years after the initial settlement of Utah, it would be admitted into the Union. Today, Mormons and Utahns in general are highly patriotic despite the troubled relations in the past.

I know this is a long post, but I honestly feel that these events in US history rarely, if ever get touched on.

Quality post right here, Utah is probably one of my top 5 most interesting states for history. A bit disappointed you didn't mention the State of Deseret and their cool alphabet, though. Mormon history in general is super fascinating.
avatar
Crazy Boris
Centurion

Posts : 120
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 21
Location : Space Colony ARK (actually Canada but shh)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by CptCrape on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:55 pm

Crazy Boris wrote:
CptCrape wrote:I might be biased (I live in Utah), but Utah's history is pretty damn interesting.

Anyways, to start, the Mormons that would eventually settle Utah had suffered massacres and forced migrations for a long time causing them to flee New York and Ohio and settling in Missouri. In Missouri many Missourians were angry at them being there, mainly because of the practice of Polygamy, but also because they voted together, and were attempting to convert the Native Americans. This anger culminated in the 1838 "Mormon War" and the Mormon Extermination Order. After that they fled to Nauvoo, Illinois and lived there until Joseph Smith was assassinated. After a series of raids and massacres the Mormons left to Utah in 1846, still controlled by Mexico at the time, but soon to fall into American hands two years later.

The resulting 55,000 Mormon Pioneers leaving was the largest single migration in US History. After they arrived in Utah in 1847, they quickly set up towns and colonized north and South through the valleys. The US Government denied initial statehood attempts and instead created the Utah Territory in 1851. Brigham Young was appointed the Leader. After being appointed, Brigham Young set up the "Theodemocratic" government that Joseph Smith had originally proposed. This, along with the Practice of Polygamy in the area caused anger in the Washington D.C. Eventually the US government sent 2,500 Soldiers to the Utah territory to secure it and more importantly, replace Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon leader. This resulted in the 1857-1858 "Utah War". At first, the Soldiers secured themselves in a fort and threatened to bombard Salt Lake City if the Mormons did not comply. After that, the War was small and mostly fought in Skirmishes across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. Eventually, 38 US soldiers died and an unknown number of Mormons died. The most notable event of this war is the still controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, where Mormon and Native Militiamen ambushed and killed 120-140 American Settlers heading to Oregon. It was never determined if Brigham Young had anything to do with the massacre, but 9 were inevitably sentenced and one of which, John D. Lee, faced punishment...by a firing squad.

After the Utah War, President Buchanan successfully replaced Brigham Young with a Non-Mormon Democrat from Georgia (Alfred Cumming). Utah would never again have a church leader as a governor. There was lots of tension for years after the war but this would inevitably be alleviated in 1890 when the Mormons banned Polygamy. In 1896, nearly 50 years after the initial settlement of Utah, it would be admitted into the Union. Today, Mormons and Utahns in general are highly patriotic despite the troubled relations in the past.

I know this is a long post, but I honestly feel that these events in US history rarely, if ever get touched on.

Quality post right here, Utah is probably one of my top 5 most interesting states for history. A bit disappointed you didn't mention the State of Deseret and their cool alphabet, though. Mormon history in general is super fascinating.

I definitely know about the Deseret Alphabet (just look at my profile picture) and I did briefly skim over it (I called it a language, which it kind of was, in literary form). I was going to mention Deseret, but I felt I couldn't fit it into such a short synopsis of Utah (and Mormon) history. There were also other things I didn't mention such as the Building, concealing and rebuilding of the SL Temple and the 1844 Mormon Succession Crisis. And don't forget fundamentalism, Mormon colonies in Mexico, and the time Joseph Smith ran for President!

I am immensely proud to be a Utahn and to have had ancestors that crossed the plains.
avatar
CptCrape
Centurion

Posts : 202
Join date : 2017-07-08
Location : Utah, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Johann Tserclaes on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:34 pm

Illinois because Abraham Lincoln
avatar
Johann Tserclaes
Cornicen

Posts : 39
Join date : 2017-07-09
Location : 'Murica

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Next time I make such a list I will add Illinois.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Cold War Communist on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:16 pm

I selected "other". South Carolina and Virginia both have pretty unique and interesting histories. SC is your typical rebel and Virginia was home to many influential Americans, as well as the location for many major events in American history.
avatar
Cold War Communist
Centurion

Posts : 263
Join date : 2017-07-11
Age : 95
Location : The East

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Kaiser Ken on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:18 pm

I think Ohio is fairly overlooked. The equivalent of a World War between two major Superpowers was fought over our tiny bit o' land. Post revolution tho it's pretty boring.
avatar
Kaiser Ken
Optio

Posts : 69
Join date : 2017-07-08
Location : Ohio, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by CptCrape on Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:12 pm

Kaiser Ken wrote:I think Ohio is fairly overlooked. The equivalent of a World War between two major Superpowers was fought over our tiny bit o' land. Post revolution tho it's pretty boring.
I wouldn't call a world war where the only casualty was one random guy who got stabbed.
avatar
CptCrape
Centurion

Posts : 202
Join date : 2017-07-08
Location : Utah, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Darth Guilder on Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Most of the states have some interesting history if you look into it. Illinois used to be under French control and at one point Virginia claimed it, and Vermont was once independent.
avatar
Darth Guilder
Pedes

Posts : 14
Join date : 2017-07-08
Location : Corellia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by EmperorTigerstar on Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:41 am

Hawaii, as Kamehameha I is awesome. Also, I moved this thread to the proper location.
avatar
EmperorTigerstar
Admin

Posts : 193
Join date : 2017-06-22
Age : 22
Location : Missouri, USA

View user profile http://terrahistoria.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by DuceMoosolini on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:26 pm

Not to seem biased or anything, but...

Bleeding Kansas, anyone?
avatar
DuceMoosolini
Centurion

Posts : 119
Join date : 2017-07-11
Age : 20
Location : Kansas, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Bowtie on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:43 pm

Which State do you believe has the most interesting name.

Bowtie
Centurion

Posts : 148
Join date : 2017-07-08
Age : 19
Location : Southwest territory

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which American State has the most interesting history.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum