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 wasContinue reading “Massachusetts: A Unit Study”
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 theContinue reading “Connecticut: A Unit Study”
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 forContinue reading “Nevada: A Unit Study”
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,Continue reading “Alaska: A Unit Study”
On September 20, 1776, the state constitution of Delaware was adopted. Unit resources.
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Unit study resources.
On May 26, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the act creating the Territory of Montana. Unit resources.