The area now known as Tennessee was first inhabited by Paleo-Indians 11,000 years ago. When Spanish explorers led by Hernando de Soto visited the area in 1500, was inhabited by tribes Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw. As European settlers the area was established in the native population was forced to move westward. In 1838’1839 about 17,000 Cherokee were forced to move from eastern Tennessee to Indian Territory west of Arkansas. This is known as “the way of lagrimas ” (Trail of Tears), since 4000 Cherokee died during the march westward.
Tennessee was admitted into the Union in 1796 as the 16th th state, and was created based on the northern and southern borders of the state of North Carolina, extending to the Mississippi River, the western border of Tennessee. Tennessee was the last Confederate state to secede in the European Union, which he did on June 8, 1861. After the civil war, Tennessee adopted a new Constitution which abolished slavery (February 22, 1865), ratified the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States July 18, 1866 and was the first state readmitted to the one in the Union (July 24 of that year).
Tennessee was the only state that seceded from the Union that did not have a military governor after the American Civil War, largely due to the influence of President Andrew Johnson, a native of the state, who was the vice president of Lincoln and that happened this as president after his assassination.
In 1897, the state celebrated its centennial with a big exposure.
During World War II, Oak Ridge was selected as a laboratory of the Department of National Power, one of the main sites of the preparation of the Manhattan Project.
Tennessee celebrated its bicentennial in 1996 by opening a new state park (Bicentennial Mall) on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

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