On January 6, 1912, the United States welcomed the 47th state — New Mexico. Unit Resources.
West Virginia state unit. On March 26, 1863, West Virginia ratified a new state constitution.
On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state in the Union. Unit resources.
On June 12, 1766, the state of Virginia ratified a Declaration of Rights. Unit resources.
On February 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the 6th state to enter the Union. Massachusetts History Massachusetts can claim some of the richest history of any state in the United States. The first noted explorer of the area was Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 in the English ship Concord, 18 years before the Pilgrims landed. It was […]
On January 9, 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to enter the Union. History Early exploration of Connecticut began in 1614 by representatives of the Dutch West India Company. In 1633 the Dutch erected a trading fort near present-day Hartford. In that same year, English settlers from Plymouth, Massachusetts, began to move into the […]
On October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the United States of America. The state constitution had been telegraphed to Congress just days before the November 8 presidential election. Nevada Beginnings The new state had boasted a population of only 6,857 in 1860, a far cry from the 40,000 mark typically required for […]
On June 20, 1632, King Charles I granted the Charter of Maryland to Cecilius Calvert. Unit study resources.
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska act established the territory of Nebraska. Unit resources.
On this day, January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America. Purchased from Russia on March 30, 1867, for the total sum of 7.2 million dollars, Alaska was later organized into a territory on May 11, 1912. One of two U.S. states not connected to the 48 contiguous states, […]
Before being settled, Delaware was the home to the Lenni Lenape, and the Nanticoke Indian tribes. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in Delaware in 1631; however, this settlement was destroyed by local Indians and the settlers killed. The Dutch again settled in 1651 establishing a fort at the site of present day […]
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Unit study resources.