List of States
Delaware, one of the thirteen colonies, gained its distinction as the "First State" when it was the first to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787.
In September 1787, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia and on December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania, one of the thirteen colonies, became the second state.
- New Jersey
New Jersey, one of the thirteen colonies, became the third state on December 18, 1787.
Georgia, one of the thirteen colonies, ratified the US Constitution on January 2, 1788, becoming the fourth state to do so; it joined the Confederacy on January 19, 1861, and re-entered the Union after the Civil War.
Connecticut, one of the thirteen colonies, became the fifth state on January 9, 1788.
Originally part of the thirteen colonies, Massachusetts became a state on February 6, 1788
Maryland became the seventh state on April 28, 1788. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln placed Maryland under military control.
- South Carolina
South Carolina, one of the thirteen colonies, became the eighth state on May 23, 1788. On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede form the Union. It re-entered after the Civil War.
- New Hampshire
In a sense, New Hampshire, originally one of the thirteen colonies, "created" the new nation by becoming the ninth state on June 21, 1788, meeting the requirement for nine states to ratify the Constitution.
Virginia one of the thirteen colonies, became the 10th state on June 25, 1788. Richmond became the capital of the Confederacy on May 29, 1861, but re-entered the Union after the war.
- New York
On July 26, 1788, New York, one of the thirteen colonies, became the 11th state.
- North Carolina
North Carolina, one of the thirteen colonies, became the 12th state on November 21, 1789. North Carolina troops suffered the greatest losses of all the states during the Civil War while fighting for the Confederacy, re-entered the Union after the fighting ceased.
- Rhode Island
Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen colonies to join the Union on May 29, 1790.
Vermont became the first state added to the Union following the 13 colonies on March 1, 1791.
Kentucky became the first state to be carved from the great western wilderness on June 1, 1792.
Tennessee became a state on June 1, 1796. On June 8, 1861, it joined the Confederacy and became a major battleground for the Civil War, re-entering the Union after war's end.
Ohio became the first state west of the Alleghenies on March 1, 1803.
Louisiana became the 18th state on April 30, 1812. It joined the Confederacy on January 26, 1861 and re-entered the Union after the Civil War.
Indiana became the 19th state on December 11, 1816.
On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state.
Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818.
Alabama entered the Union on December 14, 1819. In January 1861, Alabama seceded from the Union, and on February 4, delegates from six states met at Montgomery and formed the Confederate States of America, with Montgomery as the capital. After the Civil War, Alabama re-entered the Union.
Maine became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820. Its admission to the Union balanced the simultaneous admission of Missouri as a slave state.
Missouri was admitted as a slave state on August 10, 1821, after an agreement known as the Missouri Compromise in which Maine was admitted as a free state.
Despite opposition in Congress to a new slave state, Arkansas became a state on June 15, 1836. Arkansas Governor Henry M. Rector seized Fort Smith and Arkansas joined the Confederacy in 1861 re-entering the Union at War's end.
Michigan became the 26th state on January 26, 1837.
Florida became a state on March 3, 1845, a move delayed by the reluctance of Congress to admit another slave state, and it joined the Confederacy on January 10, 1861, re-entering the Union at war's end.
After ten years of independence, Texas became a state on December 29, 1845.
On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the first free state in the old Louisiana Territory.
Wisconsin became the 30th state on May 29, 1848.
Congress hesitated to welcome a new free state, but because of its booming population and the discovery of gold California was admitted in September 9, 1850.
On May 11, 1858 Minnesota became the 32nd state.
On February 14, 1859, Oregon gained statehood. Oregon later acquired British Columbia and the Idaho and Washington Territory.
Kansas became a free state on January 29, 1861, after seven years of bloody feuding between residents over whether to be admitted as a slave or free state.
On October 31, 1864, at the urging of President Abraham Lincoln, Nevada became a state. Only a short four years earlier, it had been a wilderness.
President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Nebraska statehood bill of 1866, but Congress overrode his veto, and Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867.
After three tries Colorado was made a state on August 1, 1876.
Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889.
Montana achieved statehood on November 8, 1889.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1894 and became the 40th State.
- Puerto Rico
Entered the Union on July 4, 1915 and became the 41st State.
Entered the Union on December 4, 1915 and became the 42nd State. This came after the Portuguese Revolutionary War was crushed by Spain, and the Republicans fled to the Azores and asked America for its protection. In this deal, the Azores and the Canary Islands Territory became the Republican State of the Azores.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1918 and became the 43rd State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1920 and became the 44th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1957 and became the 45th State. This is the first state conquered during the Great War to become a State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1959 and became the 46th State. The Alaskan Statehood movement was severely hampered by Congress who continuously opposed such a "wilderness" becoming a state, but it was finally agreed upon by Congress when the Arctic Territory was split off from the main portion of the Alaska Territory to make a large percent of the state "civilized".
Entered the Union on July 4, 1963 and became the 47th State.
- Upper Mexico
Entered the Union on July 4, 1967 and became the 48th State.
- Upper Mexico
Entered the Union on July 4, 1967 and became the 49th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1973 and became the 50th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1978 and became the 51st State.
- Saint Lawrence
Entered the Union on July 4, 1979 and became the 52nd State. The Saint Lawrence Commonwealth was disputed between New Hampshire, Vermont and New York who all claimed the area from claims in the early United State's history, eventually a referendum was held and they voted to become their own state.
- Prince Edward's Island
Entered the Union on July 4, 1988 and became the 53rd State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 1991 and became the 54th State.
- New Brunswick
Entered the Union on July 4, 2000 and became the 55th State.
- Nova Scotia
Entered the Union on July 4, 2000 and became the 56th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 2003 and became the 57th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 2007 and became the 58th State.
Entered the Union on July 4, 2010 and became the 59th State. Panama used to be under the control of the State of Guatemala but through popular support and referendum, Panama became a separate state in 2010.
List of Territories
- Indian Territory
Organized June 30th 1834. It is the oldest territory still not a state.
- Bermuda Territory
Entered the Union on October 7, 1898.
- Lesser Antilles Territory
Organized September 14th, 1899.
- Strait of Magellan Territory
Organized May 7th, 1954.
- Arctic Territory
Organized January 3 1959. Formed when the Alaska Territory was split into the Arctic Territory and the Alaska Territory.
- Falkland Islands Territory
Organized May 7th, 1991. Formed from the Falklands West Occupation Zone and the Falklands East Occupation Zone.
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Christianity is the main religion of the United States with 72.35% claiming to be Christians (Note: that does not include Gnostic Christianity, Mormons or Jehovah's Witness).
Atheism is the second largest religion in the United States with 8.92% claiming to be Atheist (Note: This figure includes Atheistic Gnostics).
Hinduism is the third largest religion in the United States with 7.25% claiming to be Hindu (Note: the main concentration of Hindu peoples is in Colombia and the Lesser Antilles Territory).
Islam is the fourth largest religion in the United States with 5.65% claiming to be Muslim (Note: that does not include those held in the Guantánamo Bay Federal Detention Center).
Judaism is the fifth largest religion in the United States with 1.2% claiming to be Jews (Note: this does not include Gnostic Judaism).
4.63% of people in the United States claim to be some other religion (Note: this includes Theist Gnostics).