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In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name. Many Pennsylvanians have found success in film, television, and the theater including:. Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. Pennsylvania has given birth to some of the nation's leading popular and rock music groups, including Anti-Flag, Christina Aguilera, Bloodhound Gang, Boyz II Men, Vanessa Carlton, Coolio, Fuel, Hall & Oates, Live, Joan Jett, Pink, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Shanice, Will Smith, and others. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model. See List of colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. see also: Pennsylvania locations by per capita income.
Top and bottom 10 locations by per capita income:. Major cities:. It is technically incorrect to refer to any location in Pennsylvania other than Bloomsburg as a town. All other municipalities are incorparted as cities, villages, boroughs or other similar status.
Pennsylvania has only one incorporated town, Bloomsburg, the county seat of Columbia County. The three largest Protestant denominations in Pennsylvania are: Baptist (10% of the total state population), Methodist (9%), Lutheran (9%). The current religious affiliations of the citizens Pennsylvania are:. In Philadelphia today is the shrine and burial place of Saint John Neumann, himself a Czech immigrant, who worked for the betterment of the new arrivals and who founded the American parochial school system.
Later, after industrialization, immigrants from the Catholic countries of Europe also were added to this mix. This was a fairly diverse group of denominations by Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century standards, and testifies to the benign administration of Penn. Other groups also settled, including the Moravian Bretheren, who founded and named today's large city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the Scots-Irish Presbyterians, who settled on the frontier. The Quakers at the founding of Penn's colony pursued a policy of religious toleration, which benefited other older groups, such as Lutherans from the New Sweden settlement, and which also attracted relgious refugees from the European continent, such as Amish and Mennonites.
Females made up approximately 51.7% of the population. 5.9% of Pennsylvania's population were reported as under 5, 23.8% under 18, and 15.6% were 65 or older. The 5 largest ancestry groups in Pennsylvania are German (25.4%), Irish (16.1%), Italian (11.5%), African American (10%), English (7.9%). The racial makeup of the state is:.
Many Asian Indians, Arabs, Koreans, Hispanics, and Blacks call Pennsylvania home. Pennsylvania is a very diverse state. Census Bureau, as of 2003, Pennsylvania's population was estimated at 12,365,455 people. According to the U.S.
On Lake Erie some freshwater commercial fishing exists, the prinicipal catch being yellow perch. Most of these are produced by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen. Such items are shipped all over the country (and the world) out of Lancaster County. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is well know for its quality wood products such as furniture, sheds, gazebos and play sets.
Small companies, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch Candies company, also exist in Pennsylvania. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh; and Zippo lighters from Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford. J. Among these products are Hershey bars from the Hershey Chocolate Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania; Heinz ketchup and Heinz-57 sauce from the H.
Pennsylvania has a large, diverse group of manufacturing companies and within this group are some whose products have come to be household words, symbolic of ordinary American life. Its industrial outputs are food processing, chemical products, machinery, electric equipment, and tourism. Its agricultural outputs are dairy products, poultry, cattle, nursery stock, mushrooms, hogs, and hay. Pennsylvania's 1999 total gross state product was $383 billion, placing it 6th in the nation and its 2000 Per Capita Personal Income was $29,539, 18th in the nation.
Finally, in 1979 the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Incident near the state capital of Harrisburg, while not as destructive to the community, nevertheless cost close to $1 billion to clean up and changed the national public perception of nuclear power to a much less favorable viewpoint. In 1961 an exposed seam of coal at Centralia, Pennsylvania caught fire and forced eventually almost the entire community to abandon their settlement; the coal fire is still burning today and is estimated to last 100 years more. In 1889 the South Fork Dam, impounding a recreational mountain lake for sportsmen, burst after a heavy rain and destroyed the downstream factory town of Johnstown, killing over 2,200 inhabitants in the notorious Johnstown Flood (the town was later rebuilt and is a reasonably large community today in the central mountains). Pennsylvania has been the site of some of the most horrendous ecological disasters experienced in the USA.
Chester, downstream from Philadelphia, and Erie, the Great Lakes outlet on Lake Erie in the Erie Triangle, are smaller but still important ports. In the west the Port of Pittsburgh is also very large and even exceeds Philadelphia in rank by annual tonnage, due to the large volume of bulk coal shipped by barge down the Ohio River. (How these two concepts are defined and measured is explained at length in an extended footnote under "Miscellaneous" in the article on New Hampshire.) Definitional niceties notwithstanding, Pennsylvania has one of the largest seaports in the US on its narrow shore, the Port of Philadelphia. However, by a quirk of the official definitions, New Hampshire has the shortest US saltwater "coast" line.
Pennsylvania's saltwater "shore" line, only 89 miles by official US figures, is the shortest of any US state. Along the shore of Lake Erie in the far northwest are orchards and vinyards. Timber and dairy farming are also sources of livelihood for midstate and western Pennsylvania. These fossil fuels have been an important resource to Pennsylvania.
In the metamorphic (folded) belt, anthracite (hard coal) is mined near Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Similar rock layers also contain coal to the south and east of the oil and gas deposits. Drake drilled the first oil well in the USA into these sediments. In 1859 near Titusville Edwin L.
The Plateau is underlain by sedimentary rocks of Mississippian and Pennsylvanian age, which bear abundant fossils, as well as natural gas and petroleum. This plateau is so dissected by valleys that it also seems mountainous. To the northwest of the folded mountains is the Allegheny Plateau, which continues into southwestern and south central New York. Pennsylvania is bisected diagonally by ridges of the Appalachian Mountain chain from southwest to northeast.
Other factors, such as a markedly different style of agriculture, the rise of the oil industry, timber exploitation and the old wood chemical industry, and even, in linguistics, the local "yinzer" dialect, all make this large area sometimes seem a virtual "state within a state". Several important, complex factors set Western Pennsylvania apart in many respects from the east, such as the initial difficulty of access across the mountains, an orientation to the Mississippi drainage system of rivers, and above all, the complex economics involved in the rise and decline of the American steel industry centered around Pittsburgh. It sometimes helps to consider the western third of the state a separate large geophysical unit, which is so distinctive that it can often best be described on its own. Pennsylvania is in the Eastern time zone.
Its lowest point is at sea level on the Delaware River. The highest point of 3,213 feet (979 m) above sea level is at Mount Davis. It is the 33rd largest state in the United States. The total land area is 44,817 square miles (119,283 kmē), 739,200 acres (2,990 kmē) of which are bodies of water.
Pennsylvania is 180 miles (290 km) north to south and 310 miles (500 km) east to west. The capital is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Youghiogheny River and Oil Creek are smaller rivers which have played an important role in the development of the state. The Delaware, Susquehanna, Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers are the major rivers of the state.
It is bordered on the north and northeast by New York, on the east, across the Delaware River by New Jersey, on the south by Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, on the west by Ohio, and on the northwest by Lake Erie. Pennsylvania's nickname "The Keystone State" is quite apt, as the state forms a geographic bridge both between the Northeastern states and the Southern states, and between the Atlantic seaboard and the Midwest. See: List of Pennsylvania counties. James Carville summed up Pennsylvania politics as "Philadelphia on one end Pittsburgh on the other, with Alabama in the middle.".
The central part of the state tends to be very conservative. Democrats are the majority in the Philadelphia area, as well as around Allentown and the Poconos in the east and in the southwestern part of the state and the Pittsburgh area in the west and Erie, Pennsylvania in the northwest. The state is divided into heavily left leaning areas along the sides. Bill Clinton carried the state twice, Al Gore won here in 2000 as did John Kerry in 2004.
Pennsylvania is considered a swing state in national elections, but usually leans Democratic. House Of Representatives, but the Democratic Party holds the governor's seat and their candidate has won four of the last five presidential elections. As of 2005, the Republican Party holds both houses of the state legislature, both United States Senate seats and a majority of the state's seats in the U.S. Pennsylvania politics is not dominated by any single party.
Kanjorski (D, 11th District); John Murtha (D, 12th District); Allyson Schwartz (D, 13th District); Mike Doyle (D, 14th District); Charlie Dent (R, 15th District); Joe Pitts (R, 16th District); Tim Holden (D, 17th District); Tim Murphy (R, 18th District); and Todd Russell Platts (R, 19th District). Peterson (R, 5th District); Jim Gerlach (R, 6th District); Curt Weldon (R, 7th District); Michael Fitzpatrick (R, 8th District); Bill Shuster (R, 9th District); Don Sherwood (R, 10th District); Paul E. Pennsylvania's 19 representatives in the House are Robert Brady (D, 1st District); Chaka Fattah (D, 2nd District); Phil English (R, 3rd District); Melissa Hart (R, 4th District); John E. senators are Rick Santorum (Republican) and Arlen Specter (Republican).
Pennsylvania's two U.S. The Supreme Court has seven justices chosen by public election; the chief justice is the justice with the most seniority. It also hears appeals directly from the Courts of Common Pleas in certain cases, including felony murder prosecutions, the right to public office, criminal contempt, and any case in which the Court of Common Pleas ruled that a state law was unconstitutional. Pennsylvania's entire judicial system is under the supervision of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, which is also the final appellate court for both the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court.
The Commonwealth Court also functions as a trial court in some civil suits, including cases that involve the state or its officers as parties, and cases regarding statewide elections. The jurisdiction of the nine-judge Commonwealth Court is limited to appeals from final orders of certain state agencies and certain designated cases from the Courts of Common Pleas. It also has original jurisdiction to review warrants for wiretap surveillance. The fifteen judges of the Superior Court hear all appeals from the Courts of Common Pleas not expressly designated to the Commonwealth Court or Supreme Court.
The state has two intermediate-level appellate courts: the Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court. Each judicial district has at least one, and the Courts of Common Pleas serving the larger Pennsylvania counties have specialized divisions. They also serve as appellate courts to the district judges and for certain agency decisions. The general trial courts in which most criminal and civil cases originate are the Courts of Common Pleas.
As Philadelphia is coterminous with Philadelphia County, the Pittsburgh police magistrate court is the only true city-level court in the state. Pennsylvania is divided into 60 judicial districts (http://www.courts.state.pa.us/Index/CommonPleas/Judicialdistricts.asp), each of which has district judges (formerly called justices of the peace) who mainly preside over minor criminal offenses and small civil claims. The Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Pittsburgh police magistrate court have similar jurisdiction, limited to those cities. Perzel and Senate Minority Appropriations Chairman Vincent Fumo (D). Mellow (D), Speaker of the House of Representatives John M.
Notable General Assembly members include Senate Majority Leader David J. Brightbill (R), Senate Minority Leader Robert J. The Pennsylvania General Assembly consists of a Senate with 50 members and a House of Representatives with 203. Pennsylvania has had a bicameral legislature since 1790. The Governor's cabinet consists of the eighteen appointed heads of Pennsylvania state agencies: the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Adjutant General, Secretary of Education, Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of Banking, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Health, State Police Commissioner, Secretary of Labor and Industry, Secretary of Public Welfare, Secretary of Revenue, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Community Affairs, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Environmental Resources, Secretary of General Services, Secretary of Aging, and the Secretary of Corrections.
The other elected officials composing the executive branch are the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor General, and State Treasurer. The head of the executive branch is the Governor, who is currently Democrat Edward G Rendell, a former mayor of Philadelphia. The capital of Pennsylvania is in Harrisburg. Like all American states, the government of Pennsylvania is separated into an executive, a legislature, and a judiciary, the powers and duties of which are established by the Pennsylvania Constitution.
industries during the late 20th century. Pennsylvania was hard-hit by the decline of the steel industry and other heavy U.S. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Pennsylvania received very large numbers of immigrants from Europe seeking work; dramatic, sometimes violent confrontations took place between organized labor and the state's industrial concerns. Shipbuilding and numerous other forms of manufacturing flourished in the eastern part of the state, and coal mining was also extremely important in many regions.
During the 20th century Pennsylvania's existing iron industries expanded into a major center of steel production. kerosene for years thereafter, and saw the rise and fall of oil boom towns. oil (kerosene) industry was born in western Pennsylvania, which supplied the vast majority of U.S. In the latter half of the 19th century, the U.S.
Dead from this battle rest at Gettysburg National Cemetery, site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Many historians consider this battle the major turning point of the American Civil War. Pennsylvania also saw the Battle of Gettysburg, near Gettysburg. Pennsylvania became the second state on December 12, 1787 (five days after Delaware became the first).
Pennsylvania and Delaware were two of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution of 1776. In 1704 the "three lower counties" of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex gained a separate legislature, and in 1710 a separate executive council, to form the new colony Delaware. The colony's reputation of religious freedom also attracted significant populations of German and Scots-Irish settlers who helped to shape colonial Pennsylvania and later went on to populate the neighboring states further west. The French established numerous fortifications in the area, including the pivotal Fort Duquesne on top of which the city of Pittsburgh was built.
The western portions of Pennsylvania were among disputed territory between the colonial British and French during the French and Indian War. Even today many cities and towns in that area bear the names of Welsh municipalities. A large tract of land north and west of Philadelphia, in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties, was settled by Welsh Quakers and called the "Welsh Tract". Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the Latin phrase meaning "Penn's woods".
On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land charter to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. In 1643, the southeastern portion of the state, in the vicinity of Philadelphia, was settled by Sweden, but control later passed to the Netherlands, and then to England (later Great Britain). Before the state existed, the area was home to the Delaware (also known as Lenni Lenape), Susquehanna, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee and other Native American tribes. Main article: History of Pennsylvania.
The battleship USS Pennsylvania, damaged at Pearl Harbor, was named in honor of this state, as were several other naval vessels. (The term "Dutch" is a misnomer, as none of these groups are of Dutch origin; the German adjective for "German", "Deutsch", was misheard as "Dutch" and the name stuck.). Some adherents eschew modern conveniences and use horse-drawn farming equipment and carriages, while others are virtually indistinguishable from non-Amish or Mennonites. Some of the Old Order Amish have left the area, but many Mennonites remain, particularly in Lancaster County.
Pennsylvania Germans, including the Amish and the Mennonites, dominate the area around the cities of Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg, with smaller numbers extending northeast to the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area and up the Susquehanna River valley. The so-called "Pennsylvania Dutch" region in south-central Pennsylvania is another favorite of sightseers. It was here that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were drawn up by the Founding Fathers. Philadelphia is often called the cradle of the American Nation.
Pennsylvania is one of the U.S.'s most historic states. The Pocono Mountains and the Delaware Water Gap provide popular recreational activities. Today, two major cities dominate the state - Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and a thriving metropolitan area, and Pittsburgh, a busy inland river port and major center for educational and technological advance. Although Swedes and Dutch were the first European settlers, the Quaker William Penn named Pennsylvania for the Latin phrase meaning "Penn's woodlands", in honor of his father.
Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State. It has given its name to the Pennsylvanian time period in geology. Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) is one of four states of the United States of America that is called a commonwealth. Michael Keaton - Coraopolis.
Fritz Weaver - Pittsburgh. Selznick - Pittsburgh. David O. Fred Rogers - Latrobe.
Jimmy Stewart - Indiana. Night Shyamalan - Philadelphia (immigrated from India as a child). M. Dennis Miller - Pittsburgh.
Jayne Mansfield - Bryn Mawr. Grace Kelly - Philadelphia. Gene Kelly - Pittsburgh. Shirley Jones - Charleroi.
Scott Glenn - Pittsburgh. Bill Cosby - Philadelphia. Charles Bronson - Ehrenfeld. Peter Boyle - Philadelphia.
Lionel Barrymore - Philadelphia. John Barrymore - Philadelphia. Kevin Bacon - Philadelphia. Murray Abraham - Pittsburgh.
F. Deputy Secretary of Education from 2004-2005, and prior to that, Pennsylvania's Secretary of Education from 1995-2001. Hickok, The former U.S. Eugene W.
Prior to that, he was a US Representative from Erie between 1982 and 1995. Department of Homeland Security (1945-), was Governor of Pennsylvania between 1995 and 2003. Tom Ridge, The former Secretary of the U.S. He later served as Secretary of State and authored the Marshall Plan.
Marshall (1880-1959) of Uniontown, lead the United States Army as Chief of Staff during the Second World War. General of the Army George C. He was a major force behind numerous successful efforts to expand educational opportunities in Pennsylvania. Serving 30 years in the Pennsylvania House (1958-1988), 26 of them as an elected Democratic leader, Irvis became the first 20th Century African-American Speaker in 1977.
Fired under pressure after leading a successful boycott of Pittsburgh's department stores for discriminating against African-Americans, Irvis enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh law school, graduated with honors, became Pittsburgh's first black judicial law clerk, then an assistant district attorney, then a state legislator. Leroy Irvis (1918- ) was born near Albany, New York, but came to Pennsylvania to head Pittsburgh's Urban League in the 1940's. K. Angle is one of only two wrestlers in the WWE to have participated in the Olympic's, and is the only one to have won gold medals.
Angle won the Gold Medal in freestyle Roman/Greco wrestling at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, before signing with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, where he has won the WWE Championship on four different occasions. Kurt Angle (1968-) was born and raised in Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Museum is located in Pittsburgh's North Side, and he is buried in nearby Bethel Park. Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh.
She also wrote several books on the role of women including The Business of Being a Woman (1912) and The Ways of Women (1915). In 1906, she joined with Lincoln Steffens and Ray Stannard Baker to establish the radical American Magazine. She was a pioneering "muckraker" journalist and one of the few female journalists in the country during her time. Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was born in Erie and was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris.
He commanded Union troops during the American Civil War, most notably during the Battle of Gettysburg. Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) was born in Montgomery Square. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) born near Springdale, was a pioneer environmentalist and author of Silent Spring. Constitution, guaranteeing "equal protection of the laws" to all Americans.
Congressman and leading "Radical Republican," he helped draft the 14th Amendment to the U.S. As a U.S. He was a key Pennsylvania state legislator in establishing and maintaining Pennsylvania's early system of public education. Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) was born and lived in Pennsylvania until his death.
Minister to Great Britain and Russia, as Mayor of Philadelphia and in the Senate. He also served as U.S. Polk and is the only Pennsylvanian to hold the office. Dallas (1792-1864) of Philadelphia served as the 11th Vice President of the United States under James K.
George M. He was the 15th President of the United States and the only President from that state. James Buchanan (1791-1868) was born and lived in Pennsylvania until his death. He is buried with his wife Deborah in Christ Church Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Constitution. He had the distinction of signing both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. He founded the University of Pennsylvania in 1742. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most important figures in Pennsylvania's history, although he was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
State tree: Hemlock. State song: Pennsylvania. State insect: Firefly. State fossil: the trilobite Phacops rana.
State flower: Mountain Laurel. State fish: Brook Trout. State dog: Great Dane. State capital: Harrisburg.
State bird: Ruffed Grouse. State beverage: Milk. State animal: Whitetail Deer. Non-Religious – 6%.
Other Religions – 2%. Other Christian – 1%. Roman Catholic – 33%. Protestant – 53%.
1.2% mixed race. 0.1% American Indian. 1.8% Asian. 3.2% Hispanic.
10.0% Black. 84.1% White. presidential election, 2004, in Pennsylvania. U.S.