Mississippi became a state of the Union on December 10, 1817. Later, the state declared secession and became one of the seven primary Confederate States. However, once the Civil War ended, Mississippi was restored to the Union on February 23, 1870.
The Mississippi River has historically defined the state’s economy. Despite that, Mississippi has the lowest per-capita income in the country.
The state also ranks low regarding health, development, and education.
As of today, Mississippi’s top industries are agriculture and forestry. Besides, the Mississippi River has become a necessary transportation and freight hub.