Delaware, also known as the “First State”, is well known as the 1st state to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7th, 1787. That action is well illustrated in the state motto, “Liberty and Independence”. Home to one of the Eastern Seaboard’s most well maintained oceanfront resort towns, Rehoboth beach, Delaware attracts plenty of tourists considering its a relatively small state. Although Delaware was one of the original 13 states, there has never been a president elected from the nation’s first state. Prior to the arrival of European settlers in what is today Delaware, it was inhabited by the Nanticoke and Algonquian Native American tribes. With borders touching PA, MD, NJ, the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Delaware sits right in the middle of the East coast. While Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, they were reluctant to break from Britain originally. This was mostly related to the fact that Delaware had a strong trading relationship with England compared to many of the other colonies. Dover is the home of one of the largest Air Force bases in the country, and one of the largest sources of employment in the state. While the state is small in size, it has a healthy agricultural output coming from poultry, dairy, and nursery stock. Another well known attraction in Delaware is the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, which carries passengers across the mouth of the Delaware Bay between Lewes, DE and Cape May, NJ. The short list of famous people that came from Delaware are headlined by actress Valerie Bertinelli and author/artist Howard Pyle.
If you had to associate a certain animal with Delaware, it would be the Horseshoe Crab. A marine animal believed to out date the Dinosaurs and any flying insect, its main spawning ground is the Delaware Bay. The Grey Fox however would have something to say about my opinion on this, as it is indigenous to this area and is thought to be in existence for over 7 million years. It is a unique member of the canine family as it is the only one that can climb trees. With a large mall complex named after it, the Blue Hen Chicken is the State bird. Some other notable state symbols are the American Holly (tree), Peach Blossom (flower), The Weakfish (fish), and the Tiger Swallowtail (butterfly).
At over 900,000 residence, Delaware is the 45th most populous and 6th most densely populated of the United States. The largest employer in the state is the government, but Delaware residents also have employment opportunities with places like Bank of America and Purdue Farms. If you are a person who thirsts for sport, Delaware may not be an ideal fit for you. The main sporting attraction in the state is Dover Downs, comprised of a Race Track and Casino.
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