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Nicknamed the Yellowhammer State after the small yellow songbird that frequents the states open spaces, Alabama is a moderately populated state that borders the Gulf of Mexico in the south and the Appalachian mountain range in the north. The state enjoys relatively mild weather year round though severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are not uncommon. Most of the state is still forested, which provides its residents with plenty of outdoor activities to participate in. Hunting, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes for Alabamans, and with its extensive waterways, boating is also common. Alabama was founded in 1819 and was the 22ndstate to be entered into the union. The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 gave the United States initial access to this land and the area was settled soon after. The word Alabama itself comes from a Choctaw Indian word that means "vegetation gathers," a term that remained true to Alabamans well into the modern age with the prevalence of the cotton industry in the 19thcentury and the growth of other farming commodities in the 20th. Nowadays, much of the state''s income comes from the automotive industry, mining, and steel fabrication rather than its historical reliance on farming. In the major city centers around Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville, many people work in health care, education and financial job. The state is home to numerous universities including the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama at Montgomery. The 20th century has seen a great deal of turmoil in the state of Alabama. Montgomery was home to the Bus Boycott in 1955, a movement that helped the Civil Rights Movement gain momentum and support. Through perseverance and bravery, the people of Alabama worked hard to push through legislation that granted equal rights to all races, staying true to the state''s motto: "We dare defend our rights."

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