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50 states

  1. 1. By Chennell Fragoso
  2. 2.  California became U.S territory in 1847. There are 58 counties within California total, the San Bernardino County being the largest. The total population in 2010 was 37,253,956 people. One out of every eight United States residents lives in California. The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.
  3. 3.  Named after the Platte River from the French meaning "broad river.“ Nicknamed the "Cornhusker State" . It was the 37th state in the USA. State capital is Lincoln. Largest city is Omaha.
  4. 4.  Capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Name for residents is “Wyomingites”. Wyomings official flag was adopted in 1917. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote. Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.
  5. 5.  Origin of state name: Taken from the Spanish for the "colored" and was applied to the Colorado river. The capital is Denver. Between 1763 and 1848, Colorado belonged in varying proportions to France, Spain, Mexico and the Republic of Texas. Denver lays claim to the invention of the Cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast. Colorado has the highest mean altitude of all the states.
  6. 6.  State capital is Columbus. Ohio derives from the Iroquois Indian word meaning "good river" or "large river." The official flag was adopted in 1902. They have the only American flag that is not a rectangle. Residents are called Ohioans. It is the 34th biggest state in the USA.
  7. 7.  The 14th US state as of March 4th, 1791. Name for residents is Vermonters. Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution. Vermont has more cows than people. From the French “vert mont,” meaning “green mountain”.
  8. 8.  Became a state in 1812. State capital is Baton Rouge. 31st biggest state in the USA. Louisiana was named after King Louis XIV of France. "Mardi Gras" is widely celebrated in New Orleans.
  9. 9.  The origin of the name is based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water" and refers to the Great Lakes. Detroit is known as the car capital of the world. Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education. Although Michigan is often called the "Wolverine State“, there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.
  10. 10.  Florida is called the “Sunshine State”. Their motto is “In God We Trust”. Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed. The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee. The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763.
  11. 11.  Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery in 1865. The first Aquarium opened in Chicago in 1893. The worlds first Skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885. Metropolis, the home of Superman, really exists in Southern Illinois. The Illinois state dance is square dancing.

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