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U.S. Population, 1790-2020: Always Growing

Details: 25 rows · The population of the colonies that later became the United States increased steadily in the decades prior to, and including, the American revolution. The first decennial census, mandated in the U.S. Constitution, took place in 1790. Since that time, the natural increase, i.e. the excess of births over deaths, has been a constant contributor to

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U.S. Population, Land Area and Density, 1790-2020

Details: 25 rows · U.S. Population, Land Area and Density, 1790-2020. In the first century of its existence, the United States added regularly to its store of undeveloped land through acquisitions such as the Louisiana Purchaes and conquest, which brought in a great deal of land that had formerly belonged to Mexico.

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History of Chicago, Illinois

Details: The original size of the town was only three eighths of a square mile, and its population was approximately 350. The area of the town was expanded in two steps to 2.4 square miles in 1835 with a population of more than 3,000. On March 4, 1837, Chicago became a city with a population of 4,170.

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History of Dallas, Texas

Details: History of Dallas, Texas. For a current population of more than one million, Dallas, Texas, had humble beginnings. Through the determination of one man, the settlement called Dallas became a reality in the Three Forks area of the Trinity River, in the 1840s. John Neely Bryan originally stumbled across Three Forks in 1839, on a mission to

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History of New York City, New York

Details: By the 1850 census, New York City had the largest population of any city in America at 515,394. Of these, more than half were foreign-born. New York was the chief port of entry for immigrants into the country, with 370,000 arriving in 1850 alone. Many of these moved farther west but many others stayed. Housing was inadequate.

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History of Springfield, Illinois

Details: When Lincoln left to take the office of president in 1861, the population had risen to nearly 10,000. Soon after the Civil War, the first coal mine shaft was sunk in Springfield, which opened an industry that became important to the area. The state capitol building was constructed from 1868 to 1887. Most state offices were housed in the capitol

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History of Hammond, Indiana

Details: The population reached a record high of 111,698 in 1960. It is home to the First Baptist Church of Hammond, one of the largest congregations in the country. Purdue University operates a branch campus, known as Purdue University Calumet. The city was home to one of the first professional football teams in the United States, the Hammond

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History of Martha`s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Details: Its year-round population of 15,000 lives in six towns: Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head). Before the arrival of Europeans, the island was occupied by the Wampanoag tribe of Indians. Wampanoags are still numerous in Aquinnah, which was Gay Head until the spring of 1998.

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History of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Details: Fort Wayne saw an increase in its population during the 19th century with the arrival of immigrants from Germany and Ireland. The immigrants brought about a mixed culture in the city. The large number of Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches bears testimony to this diversity. In 1893, the city hall, now known as Old City Hall, was built.

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History of Aspen, Colorado

Details: From there, the population crashed to around 700 in 1930. Many buildings in Aspen date from the period of silver prosperity. Jerome B. Wheeler, a partner in Macy's Department Store in New York City, built the Wheeler Opera House and the Hotel Jerome. By the middle of the 1930's, ski enthusiasts were looking at Aspen as a possible ski resort.

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Unemployment Statistics during the Great Depression

Details: Unemployment Statistics during the Great Depression. Unemployment statistics for The Great Depression show a remarkable collapse in the labor market in just a few years, with recovery that did not take place until the onset of World War II created an industrial demand that brought the economy back to prosperity. In addition to unemployment, workers during the Great …

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Western Migration

Details: Western Migration. The tendency for Americans to move west has been part of the national makeup since the end of colonial times. While charters granted to early English colonies included vast western sections, often not only unexplored but simultaneously claimed by other countries, actual settlements stayed close to the ocean or at least to coastal rivers until about the time of …

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History of Loveland, Colorado

Details: History of Loveland, Colorado. Loveland, Colorado, located in Larimer County, is a fast-growing city that has shed its agricultural past for a high-tech future.Loveland has grown from a census population of 6,773 in 1950 to 50,608 in 2000. The first settler in the area was Mariano Medina, who established himself at a place called Namaqua, west of the present city of Loveland.

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History of Salt Lake City, Utah

Details: Twentieth Century developments Between 1900 and 1930, Salt Lake City’s population tripled, as a result of such events as copper mining at the Canyon Copper Mine, in 1905, and oil that was discovered and produced in 1907, in the Virgin River area. Such improvements as a trolley system as well as sewer systems, were introduced into the city

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History of Miami, Florida

Details: Bilingual education offered With such a large population of immigrants, Miami-Dade County is the largest minority public school system in the country. It is also one of only a few public school systems in the country to offer a bilingual education. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the country.

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History of Anaheim, California

Details: History of Anaheim, California. Anaheim is situated in Orange County, about 25 miles from Los Angeles.It was a little known place until Disneyland opened in 1955, leading to a boom in population. The first settlers were 50 families of German immigrants in 1857.

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History of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Details: History of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe, which means holy faith, was founded in 1610. The San Miguel Church is the oldest church structure in the country, with its adobe walls dating to 1610. The city originated on the site of old Pueblo villages at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The city has the highest elevation in the nation, at nearly 7,000 feet above sea level.

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History of Manhattan Borough, New York

Details: With a population of 270, the town occupied the tip of Lower Manhattan with forts, homes, farms, and government buildings. The English captured New Amsterdam and renamed it "New York," in 1664. Numerous changes during the 1800s More than 20 square blocks were damaged when the Great Fire blazed through Manhattan in 1835.

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History of Bellingham, Washington

Details: Today’s Bellingham with its population of 72,000-plus is an extraordinary blend of old and new with its superb shopping and charming historic districts, fine museums and stately Victorian homes. It has become a popular tourist attraction. Located on the south side of Bellingham, the Fairhaven District is noted for its colorful 19th century

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History of Anchorage, Alaska

Details: The city grew rapidly during World War II as the headquarters for the Alaska Defense Command of the U.S. Army. Elmendorf Field and Fort Richardson were built during the war. Between 1940 and 1951, the population of Anchorage rose from 3,000 in 1940 to 47,000 in 1951. In the 1950's, the highway linking Anchorage and Seward was completed, opening

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History of Fresno, California

Details: Education is an important factor to the population of Fresno, which is why the city is home to many higher educational institutions. The larger schools in the area include Fresno Pacific College, built in 1944, and California State University-Fresno built in 1911.

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History of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Details: The population rose to 9,000 by 1860. Scranton absorbed some of its suburbs in 1866 and was chartered as a city. A bitter strike in 1877 resulted in the imposition of martial law and the collapse of the miners' union.

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History of Riverside, California

Details: Much of the increase in population to the area was based upon the ease of producing crops. The crop of choice for the original settlers was the citrus fruit, creating a boom in population, bringing people from all over the nation to try their luck. The citrus industry enjoyed its boom during the early 20th century and continued for many more years.

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History of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Details: The town of Nantucket is the seat of Nantucket County, which is the same island. Nantucket Island was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602, at which time the Indian population was about 1,500. The island was purchased by Thomas Mahew in 1641, but was not settled until 1659 when Thomas Macy led a group of Quakers to found a settlement near

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History of Alabaster, Alabama

Details: Alabaster is a sprawling suburban city in Shelby County, whose population tripled between 1980 and 2000. Its name refers to the white calcium carbonate mineral mined in the area. The city is situated between Birmingham and Clanton, along Highway 119. The surrounding area gives Alabaster a small town feel with a large town, Birmingham, nearby.

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The Lummi Indian Nation

Details: The court reversed that decision and set a fair value of $90,634.13. On Oct. 22, 1972, the tribe was awarded the difference in the amount of $57,000. For thousands of years, the Lummi and other tribes had fished without adversely affecting the salmon runs. Beginning with the white man's arrival, however, the salmon population went into sharp

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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis

Details: The Native American population in the region during those years is impossible to ascertain, but one report suggests that an 1855 gathering of the Upper Chehalis at Ford's Prairie numbered up to 5,000. Two decades following, an Indian agent and settler named Sydney Ford estimated that the native population in western Washington below the Puget

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History of San Francisco Chinatown

Details: With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the nation's first racially restrictive immigration measure, the Chinese American population fell from 26,000 in 1881 to 11,000 in 1920. Between 1852 and 1882, many prodominantly male Chinese laborers and a few merchants and labor brokers came to San Francisco.

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History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Details: The city received a charter in 1846, at which time its population stood at 9,666. Solomon Juneau became Milwaukee's first mayor. The failure of the German revolutions of 1848 led to the emigration of many Germans to the United States. Large numbers of them settled in Milwaukee. They were joined by many immigrants from Poland.

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History of Trenton, New Jersey

Details: Living below the poverty line According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the median household income in Trenton is $31,074, but with 21.1 percent of the population overall and 17.6 percent of families living below the poverty line. With a population of 85,000 people, the median age was 32.

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History of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Details: History of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and, at the time of the American Revolution, was the largest and most important city in America.Founded by William Penn as a place of religious tolerance, its spirit infused the early steps towards independence.. The first European settlers on the site were Swedes, who established a …

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History of Ardmore, Oklahoma

Details: Being part of the Indian Territory, Ardmore had no city government at first, but was incorporated as a charter city in 1898. In the early part of the 20th century, Ardmore had the largest population of any municipality in the Indian Territory. Statehood came to Oklahoma in 1907. During the Depression, the CCC built a dam close to Ardmore

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History of Fishers, Indiana

Details: To meet the needs of the growing population, St. Vincents Fisher Hospital opened in 2000. Fishers experienced an accelerated population growth after 2000, owing to which a special census had to be taken in 2004. The census showed a population of 52,390, which represents a massive 38 percent increase over the figures of 2000.

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History of Portland, Oregon

Details: By that same year, Portland’s population had grown to 800 and contained a steam sawmill, a log cabin hotel, and a newspaper, called the Weekly Oregonian. When Portland was incorporated in January 1851, the city measured 2.1 square miles. From 1850 to 1941, Portland was known as the “Unheavenly City,” due to the numerous acts of shanghaiing.

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History of Charlotte, North Carolina

Details: Charlotte Town, as it was known, then incorporated in November 1768. The locations of Charlotte’s streets were platted by surveyors into four sections, called wards, in 1770. These wards are still part of Charlotte’s architectural landscape. During the Revolutionary War, British commander Lord Charles Cornwallis was met by a band of 150

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History of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Details: The population of Ann Arbor swelled with the military personnel and civilian defense workers. During the 1960's, Ann Arbor was one of the centers of student unrest and left wing politics. Three members of the Human Rights Party won seats on the city council during the 1970's and successfully instituted progressive municipal policies.

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The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Details: Over roughly a generation, the native population was sharply diminished by a fatal wave of epidemics. Entire families and communities were wiped out by the plagues, and the fabric of tribal society itself was permanently torn. By the 1840s, native population numbers were only about a tenth of what they had been when the whites arrived.

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Original Inhabitants of Massachusetts

Details: Original Inhabitants of Massachusetts. Present-day Massachusetts was occupied by native peoples after the retreat of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago. By the time of European exploration and settlement the area was home to members of the Algonkian language group, including the following tribes: . The Wampanoag—who occupied a swath of land from the …

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History of Conway, Arkansas

Details: The population soared in the second half of the 20th century from 8,610 in 1950 to 43,167 in 2000. Today, Conway is home to a number of major industries such as American Transportation, Acxiom, Frigidaire, Virco Manufacturing and Kimberly Clark.

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Important and Famous African Americans

Details: The individuals that make up the whole of the black population, have offered up their talents to forward the cause of peace and prosperity in America. The following individuals have been selected from thousands of examples of selfless acts, sacrificing, in some cases, their own lives for the betterment of all.

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History of Huntsville, Alabama

Details: On April 11, 1862, Union troops, guided by General Mitchell, captured Huntsville to cut the Confederacy's railroad communications. Until 1940, Huntsville was a small city with a population of 13,150. The situation changed at the beginning of World War II, when it was chosen as the site of several military manufacturing plants.

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Original Inhabitants of New Jersey

Details: The Lenni Lenape were essentially a peaceful people and their relations with the settlers were not as violent as in most of the other colonies. Nevertheless, the native population dwindled rapidly after the Europeans arrived, due largely to the introduction of diseases.

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