Alabama is a state in the southeastern United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the west, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Mississippi to the west and New Orleans, Louisiana to the southwest. Alabama is the 30th largest state in the United States and has one of the nations longest waterways.
During the Civil War, Alabama suffered economic hardship and in the 1950's people were forced to eat at cafes and sit on parts of a bus based on their skin color. Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State and it's largest city is Birmingham. It's state bird is the Yellowhammer. The state capital is Montgomery and the oldest city is Mobile.