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Nevada: The Silver State

Nevada became the 36th state of the Union on October 31, 1864. It was during the campaign to re-elect Abraham… Read More

Louisiana Purchase: How the West Was Won

By the time Thomas Jefferson became the third U.S. president in 1801, the United States stretched from the Atlantic Ocean… Read More

Nebraska: The Cornhusker State

Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, didn’t join the Union until two years after the Civil War. It became the 37th state… Read More

Montana: The Treasure State

Montana entered the Union as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Many of the U.S. states got their names… Read More

Missouri: The Unwilling Slave State

Missouri, the “Show Me State,” was named after the tribe Missouris. The first European explorers showed up in 1673 when… Read More

Mississippi: The Magnolia State

Mississippi joined the Union in 1817, becoming the 20th state. “The Magnolia State,” so named because of its many magnolia… Read More

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the Union on May 11, 1858. Its nicknames include “Land of 10,000 Lakes”… Read More

Michigan: Water Winter Wonderland

Michigan became the 26th state to join the Union in January 1837. Known by several nicknames such as the Wolverine… Read More

Massachusetts: The Bay State

On Feb. 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to join the Union. The Bay State, as it’s known today,… Read More

Maryland: A New Start for Religious Freedom

Maryland became the seventh state to join the Union on April 28, 1788. The English King Charles I gave a… Read More

Louisiana: The Heart of One of America’s Best Deals

Louisiana became the 18th state to join the Union on April 30, 1812. For generations before the Europeans stepped foot… Read More

Kentucky: Through the Cumberland Gap

Indigenous people roamed this area long before it became known as the state of Kentucky. For many generations, the Woodland… Read More