Tennessee: The State of Wars, Politics and Music – National State Local

Situated in the South East, Tennessee is the 36th largest state of the USA, with a population of over 6,214,900. Tennessee shares boundaries with Virginia and Kentucky at the top and Mississippi to the south. Most of the east of the state is overlooked by the Appalachian Mountain range. Nashville, with more than 626,150 inhabitants, is the second biggest city and also the capital city.Integrated in the 1770s on a frontier pact, the federation is based on the Watauga Association. This nation was in fact first a part of North Carolina and afterwards a part of the Southwest country as well. It was only on June 1, 1796 that it was acknowledged as 16th state in the union. In the early 1800s it was famous for being hometown to some of US’s most interesting politicians including Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson.When the Civil War broke out in 1861, it left the Union to unite with the confederacy. By the end of the War, the nation was again a part of the union. A majority of the soldiers were from this city. The political history of the country is mired with racial rivalries with the configuration of the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski (1866) to the assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis in 1968.In 1900s, with partial fiscal support from the Valley Authority, it switched to an assorted economy from a primarily agriculture based economy. By the beginning of 1940, it had built the first Atom bomb in the world at Oak Ridge.The people here are known for their love of music. In truth Tennessee has contributed a great deal in the advancement of rock-n-roll. The blues music is said to have originated around the Beale Street in Memphis with composers including W.C. Handy having played in clubs in the early 1900s. Memphis is also famed for being abode of “Sun Records” which is exactly where rock stars like Elvis Presley started their first tracks.