LeTTeR FROM THe SeCReTARY OF STATe 1 PRe-STATeHOOD 6 MAP OF MISSISSIPPI 38 ReGIONS OF MISSISSIPPI 39 THe COAST 40 THe LOWeR RIVeR 102 THe PINeY WOODS 142 THe CAPITALAReA 198 eAST CeNTRAL 244 THe DeLTA 298 THe CLAY HILLS 352 THe NORTHeAST CORNeR 390 NORTH 430 THRee BRANCHeS OF STATe GOVeRNMeNT 468 CReDITS 495 BIBLIOGRAPHY 496 CONTeNTS Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office 401 Mississippi Street Jackson, MS 39201 p. (601) 359-1350 f. (601) 359-1499 sos.ms.gov Promote the Vote (PTV) is the Mississippi Secretary of State’s non-partisan, civic engagement program for K-12 students across the State. The 2017 PTV theme is Mississippi’s Bicentennial Birthday. A Bicentennial History of Mississippi will be distributed electronically to teachers participating in the 2017 PTV program. For more information, visit www.sos.ms.gov/ptv.