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Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state's northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New England and New York, Central Indiana by migrants from the Mid-Atlantic states and from adjacent Ohio, and Southern Indiana by settlers from the Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.

Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and hosts several notable athletic events, including the Indianapolis 500. Read more...

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The University of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. "Notre Dame," meaning "Our Lady" in French, refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Indiana General Assembly granted the school its charter on January 15, 1844, under the name University of Notre Dame du Lac. While the translation of the French is "Our Lady of the Lake," the university actually has two lakes on its campus. Notre Dame's picturesque campus sits on 1,250 acres (5 km²) containing two lakes and 136 buildings.

The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by 28-year-old Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC, and six Holy Cross Brothers who were members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, founded in Le Mans, France, in 1837. The University's Roman Catholic character is physically manifest throughout the Notre Dame campus. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is centrally located on campus. A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands atop the Main Building's dome, there are chapels in every residence hall, and crucifixes in most classrooms on campus. 82% of the student body self-identifies as Roman Catholic.

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John Roberts
John Glover Roberts Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States. He has served since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of William Rehnquist. He is a judicial conservative and constructionist wing of the Supreme Court, ruling based primarily on the founder's intent and originalism forms of judicial philosophy. He grew up in northern Indiana where he was educated in a private boarding school before attending Harvard University where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. After being admitted to the bar, Roberts became a clerk for William Rehnquist before taking a position in Attorney General's office during the Reagan Administration. He later became an Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, and was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as a judge on the D.C. Circuit, but resigned after two years on the bench. He spent fourteen years in private law practice and served in the Department of Justice and Office of the White House Counsel and argued thirty-nine cases before the Supreme Court before being nominated to join the court as an associate justice. Chief Justice Requisite died during his confirmation hearings, and he was renominated to fill the newly vacant seat.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana courthouse
Fort Wayne is a city in northeastern Indiana, United States and the county seat of Allen County. As of July 1, 2008, the city had an estimated population of 251,247, making it the 71st largest city in the United States. In 2006, the combined population of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Statistical Area was 570,779, making it the third largest metropolitan area in Indiana. Fort Wayne's economy has been primarily based on insurance, manufacturing, and healthcare. The metro area is also a contributor to the nation's agricultural sector. Fort Wayne has received recognition by the National Civic League with the All-America City Award in 1982-1983 and 1998. United States Army general and American Revolutionary War statesman General "Mad" Anthony Wayne is the namesake of Fort Wayne. The United States Army built this last in a series of forts near the community of Kekionga, the largest of all Miami villages, which is located where the St. Joseph River and St. Marys River join to form the Maumee River.

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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionDecember 11, 1816 (19th)
Largest cityIndianapolis
Largest metroIndianapolis-Carmel MSA
 o GovernorEric Holcomb (R) (2017)
 o Lieutenant governorSuzanne Crouch (R) (2017)
LegislatureIndiana General Assembly
 o Upper houseSenate
 o Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsTodd Young (R)
Mike Braun (R)
U.S. House delegationList
 o Total6,080,485
 o Density169.5/sq mi (65.46/km2)
 o Official languageEnglish
Latitude37° 46? N to 41° 46? N
Longitude84° 47? W to 88° 6? W


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Students reciting the pledge on Flag Day in 1899
Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that would be eliminated from schools too?


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Coordinates: 40°N 86°W / 40°N 86°W / 40; -86

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