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The purpose of this site is to provide interesting kid-friendly US state Facts. On the pages of this site you will find lists about the 50 states including basic information about each state and some fun and little known facts. You will find information on how the states got their names, how they got their shapes, when they became states, who some of the famous people from each state were, and what some of the important things each state is known for.

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Introduction - United States Facts

On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence, in which the 13 British colonies declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, was adopted by the Continental Congress. Many people regard this date as the date the United States of America became a country and the thirteen original colonies became states. There are others who argue that the U.S. did not really become an independent country and the states really did not become states until the ratification of the Constitution on March 4, 1789. Over the more than 200 years of its existence as an independent country the United States has expanded tremendously. In fact there are now 50 states the last two, Alaska and Hawaii, joining the union in 1959.

Interesting U.S. State Facts

List of the 13 Original States

Possible Future U.S. States