Before the advent of European colonizers, the lands of Alabama were inhabited by Choctaw and Creek Indians. In the middle of the 16th century, the Spaniards and the French came here.
The first European settlements began to appear on the territory of the modern state. As a result, part of the state became part of the Spanish colony, and part became the property of the French Kingdom. At the end of the 18th century, France gave its colony to Great Britain. And a few decades later, the British were forced to return it to the United States. In 1813, the United States included the lands of the Spanish colony. And in 1819, Alabama was awarded the title of state.
For a long time, bloody wars were waged between the European invaders and the indigenous inhabitants. The Indians suffered the final defeat in the battle of Horshu Bend. A huge stream of white emigrants rushed to Alabama. As a result, plantation slavery was developed. The flourishing of the economy and industry of the state began only at the end of the 20th century. Currently, Alabama is a large industrial, historical and cultural region with a fairly developed infrastructure.