The region is populated by Indian Illinois and Iowa when the French explorers
Jacques inlaid and Louis Jolliet explored it in 1673. It then belongs
(1682-1803) immensely to the Louisiana territory. The first permanent colony was
founded only in 1788 Franco-Canadien by Julien Dubuque.
In 1803, the region
was surrendered by France to the United States, within the scope of the
Louisiana purchase, and successively made part of the Louisiana (1805-1812),
Missouri (1812-1821), Michigan (1834-1836) and Wisconsin (1836) territories
-1838). In 1808, the federal government greatly melted Madison; however, the
garrison must withdraw in 1813 due to Indian hostility. Thus, American
colonization really only starts from the second half of the nineteenth
century. Cities then develop rapidly (Dubuque, Davenport,
Burlington). Constituted in autonomous territory in 1838, Iowa joins the Union
December 28, 1846, as twenty-ninth American state; Moines became the capital in
1857. Strongly opposed to slavery, Iowa further supports the North during the
State development is accelerating with the construction of railways, as Iowa
quickly became an agricultural region. Hardly hit by the crisis of the 1930s
(see economic crisis of 1929), the economy of the State renewed, however, with
prosperity during the Second World War. In 1993, the region was declared a
disaster zone after the floods in Mississippi and Missouri.
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Universities in Iowa
Iowa State University
Iowa State University is located in Ames in Story County in central Iowa. It is
a public university that was founded in 1858 and has around 28,000 students. She
is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association for
research-intensive universities in the United States, and is one of the 50 best
public universities in the United States in her faculties. The ISU has a leading
role, particularly in the natural sciences and technology, and has produced
notable astronauts such as Clayton Anderson, for example.
University of Iowa
The University of Iowa (UI for short) is a state-sponsored research university
in Iowa City - it is one of the United States' Public Ivys. It is considered the
best university in the state of Iowa and is also the largest learning
institution with 30,000 enrolled students. The UI is divided into a total of
eleven different colleges and four research institutes. These include e.g. B.:
- College of arts
- Tippie College of Business
- College of Law
- College of engineering
- College of Pharmacy
- Carver College of Medicine
- Of particular importance is the university hospital, which is one of the
best in the United States and trains high-performing medical professionals.
University of Northern Iowa
The University of Northern Iowa is located in Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County.
It is one of the best public universities in the Midwest and offers around 90
different courses. It is divided into the following five different colleges:
- Humanities, Arts and Sciences
- Social Behavioral Sciences
- Graduate college
What is special about UNI is its family atmosphere and its network of
learning institutes in around 80 other countries. Courses usually take place in
smaller classes consisting of national and international students.
Drake University in Des Moines is one of the oldest and private universities in
the country. The university usually has around 5,000 students. It was built in
1881 and has made an important name for itself particularly in the field of law.
It is said that if you graduate from Drake Law School, the doors are open.
Graduates in economics or pharmacy also enjoy a good reputation on the job