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Date of US statehood: order of succession to the USA for 50 states - which is the first state? When did YOUR state succeed to the Union? Find a directory of dates that states were admitted into the union. Or read about the US Territories
When did your State Join the Union?
Statehood Order by Dates
Statehood: When did your State Join the Union - Find a directory of dates that states were admitted into the union. Or read about the US Territories
This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. Although the first 13 states can be considered to have been members of the United States from the date of the Declaration of Independence – Thursday, July 4, 1776 – they are presented here as being "admitted" on the date each ratified the present United States Constitution; most other such lists, including the 50 State Quarters program, do the same. The admission dates for later states were set by either the act of admission or a later resolution issued under that act, except for Ohio, whose date of admission was determined by act of Congress in 1953
The 50 States and District of Columbia by Date
US Virgin Islands
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Understanding history is empowering. An incident is but the furthest ripple of an ever-expanding wave that may have started eddying outward hundreds of years ago. One who has "insight" in history is able to harness the power of that wave's entire journey.
United States of America has an early history beginning sometime prior to 15,000 years ago, as well as the past 200 years or so of rich and proud history, which is relatively short compared to other countries and nations. From Independence to the Civil War to the World Wars to the Cold War, we have a lot of things to tell and things to be proud of.