The order in which the states joined the United States

State names and borders on a United States map
First, the order in which the 13 original states ratified the Constitution in 1787; then, the order in which the remaining states were admitted to the Union.

The 50 individual states that make up the United States of America are co-sovereign entities with the central government. Due to the separation of powers between the federal government and the individual states, all U.S. citizens hold dual citizenship with the federal republic and the state in which they reside. [1]The full official names of the states of Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia all include the word "commonwealth" rather than "state."

A state is the basic administrative unit of the USA. They hold all authority not specifically given to or forbidden to the federal government by the United States Constitution. Issues of local concern are typically delegated to the respective state governments, which may include the management of intrastate commerce, the conduct of elections, the formation of local governments, the direction of public schools, and the construction and maintenance of roads that are not funded by the federal government. Republican principles form the basis for each state's constitution and government, which consists of an executive, legislative, and judicial branch. [2]

The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature made up of senators and representatives from all 50 states. There are two senators for each state and at least one representative in the House, with the size of a state's delegation in the House determined by its population as of the most recent decennial census required by the Constitution. The Electoral College is the body that officially votes for President and Vice President of the United States. [3] Each state has the right to send a number of electors to the Electoral College equal to the sum of its congressional deputies and senators. [4]

It is stated in Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution that Congress has the power to Union" target="_blank">admit new states into the Union. As of today, there are 50 states, up from the original 13. All new states are fully integrated into the union. [5]

The table below details the official statehood dates for each of the fifty US states. After signing on to the United States Declaration of Independence in July 1776, the first 13 states formally entered the Union of States between 1777 and 1781 by ratifying the Articles of Confederation. Dates of AoC ratification are listed in a separate table below.) [6] These states are listed in the order in which they joined the new (and current) federal government upon ratification of the Constitution in 1787. As stated, each subsequent state's admission date is a statutory mandate. [a]

List of U S states [ edit ]

State Date
approved of or allowed in Constructed from 1   Delaware It was the 7th of December, 1787 [8]
(ratified) Province of Delaware[b] 2   Pennsylvania Yesterday, on the 12th of December, 1787 [10]
(ratified) Colonial Pennsylvania 3   New Jersey Dated: December 18th, 1787 [11]
(ratified) State of New Jersey, once a Crown Colony 4   Georgia The date was January 2nd, 1788. [8]
(ratified) Georgia, a British Colony 5   Connecticut 9 January 1788 [12]
(ratified) Connecticut, a former British colony 6   Massachusetts Day of the Frog, February 6, 1788 [8]
(ratified) Massachusetts Bay Colony, a Royal Colony 7   Maryland April 28, 1788 [8]
(ratified) Maryland, a colonial possession 8   An Acronym for the State of South Carolina1 May 23, 1788 [8]
(ratified) South Carolina, a former Crown Colony 9   Specifically, the state of New Hampshire1. June 21, 1788 [8]
(ratified) New Hampshire, a Colony of the Crown 10   Virginia June 25, 1788 [8]
(ratified) Virginia, Dominated Colony of the Crown 11   New York July 26, 1788 [13]
(ratified) New York, the "Crown Colony" 12   Carolina del Norte When: Tuesday, November 21, 1789 [14]
(ratified) Colony of the British Crown in North Carolina 13   The Ocean State, Rhode Island1 May 29, 1790 [8]
(ratified) Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Royal Colony 14   Vermont March 4, 1791 [15]
(admitted) People's Republic of Vermont[c] 15   Kentucky June 1, 1792 [16]
(admitted) Virginia (with nine counties in its District of Kentucky[d]). 16   Tennessee June 1, 1796 [18]
(admitted) South-Western Part of the Country 17   Ohio March 1, 1803 [19][e]
(admitted) Territories in the Northwest 18   Louisiana April 30, 1812 [21]
(admitted) Louisiane's Territories 19   Indiana On this date in 1816:
(admitted) Those Parts of the United States That Are Currently Called 20   Mississippi Dated: 12-10-1817 [22]
(admitted) The Mississippi Delta Region 21   Illinois December 3rd, 1818 [23]
(admitted) Part of Illinois Territory 22   Alabama Dated: 12/14/1819 [24]
(admitted) Located in Alabama 23   Maine March 15, 1820 [25]
(admitted) District of Maine (Massachusetts) 24   Missouri On this day in 1821, August 10: [26]
(admitted) The State of Missouri and Adjacent Areas 25   Arkansas June 15, 1836 [27]
(admitted) State of Arkansas 26   Michigan Wednesday, January 26th, 1837 [28]
(admitted) Specifically, the State of Michigan 27   Florida March 3, 1845
(admitted) The State of Florida 28   Texas On this day in 1845, December 29th, [29]
(admitted) Texan Republic 29   Iowa Thursday, December 28th, 1846
(admitted) Piece of Iowa Territory 30   Wisconsin May 29, 1848 [30]
(admitted) Partial Wisconsin Territory 31   California The Nineteen Fiftieth Day of September, 1850 [31]
(admitted) Frontiers without government oversight / Mexican Cession (Part)[g] 32   Minnesota May 11, 1858 [32]
(admitted) A Section of Minnesota 33   Oregon Wednesday, February 14, 1859
(admitted) A Section of Oregon Territory 34   Kansas Dated: January 29th, 1861 [33]
(admitted) Part of Kansas 35   Western Virginia June 20, 1863 [34]
(admitted) Fifty counties in Virginia's Trans-Allegheny area. 36   Nevada October 31st, 1864
(admitted) Area Known as Nevada 37   Nebraska March 1, 1867
(admitted) The State of Nebraska 38   Colorado One August Day in 1876 [37]
(admitted) The Colorado Area 39   State of North Dakota1 The date of November 2, 1889 [38][i]
(admitted) Region of Dakota 40   This is South Dakota1. On this day in 1889, November 2 [38][i]
(admitted) South Dakota Section 41   Montana This day in 1889, November 8 [41]
(admitted) Located in the state of Montana. 42   Washington Tuesday, November 11th, 1889 [42]
(admitted) Location: The State of Washington 43   Idaho July 3, 1890
(admitted) Location: Idaho, in the Territory 44   Wyoming July 10, 1890
(admitted) Located in Wyoming 45   Utah It all started on this day in 1896: January 4 [43]
(admitted) State of Utah 46   Oklahoma The Date Was November 16th, 1907 [44]
(admitted) The Indian and Oklahoma Territories 47   New Mexico The sixth of January, 1912
(admitted) The State of New Mexico 48   Arizona 14 February 1912
(admitted) The State of Arizona 49   Alaska On this date in 1959:
(admitted) Alaskan territory 50   Hawaii On this date in 1959:
(admitted) Hawaii's Home Islands

When the Articles of Confederation were ratified [ edit ]

On November 15, 1777, the Articles of Confederation were approved by the Second Continental Congress and sent to the individual states for ratification. After being ratified by all 13 states, the Articles of Confederation took effect on March 1, 1781. The current federal government, established under the Constitution, succeeded the general government under the Articles on March 4, 1789. [45]

State Date 1 Seal of Virginia.svg Virginia Yesterday, on the sixteenth of December, 1777 2 Specifically, the state of Seal of South Carolina.svg South Carolina. Sunday, February 5th, 1778 3 Seal of New York.svg New York Sunday, February 6th, 1778 4 State of Seal of Rhode Island.svg Rhode Island 9 February 1778 5 Seal of Connecticut.svg Connecticut Monday, February 12th, 1778 6 Seal of Georgia.svg Georgia February 26th, 1778 7 This Seal of New Hampshire.svg New Hampshire March 4, 1778 8 Seal of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania March 5, 1778 9 Seal of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts March 10, 1778 10 Cary, Seal of North Carolina.svg North Carolina April 5, 1778 11 Seal of New Jersey.svg New Jersey November 19th, 1778 12 Seal of Delaware.svg Delaware As of today, February 1, 1779 13 Seal of Maryland (reverse).svg Maryland As of today, February 2, 1781

See also [ edit ]

  • This was made possible by the Compromise of 1850, a set of legislative acts passed by Congress, one of which included a clause authorizing California's entry into the Union.
  • During the years 1854–1861, when Kansas was still considered part of the territory rather than a state, a series of violent conflicts broke out in the territory between anti-slavery and pro-slavery groups.
  • In 1889, Congress passed the Enabling Act, which allowed the people of the Dakota, Montana, and Washington territories to organize themselves politically as states and apply for admission to the Union.
  • Enabling Act for the State of Oklahoma; allowing citizens of the Indian Territory to organize a state government and seek admission to the Union as a single state; allowing citizens of the New Mexico and Arizona Territories to organize a state government and seek admission to the Union as individual states. calling for a vote on whether or not the two areas should be combined into one state.
  • The Alaska Statehood Act officially made Alaska a state on January 3, 1959.

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ Forget about the 11 states that broke away from the Union to form the Confederate States of America (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas) during the Civil War and their subsequent readmission to the Union. or the "readmission to representation in Congress" of each state after the war, since the federal government does not recognize the states' formal withdrawal from the Union. Furthermore, the Constitution is ambiguous on the subject of whether or not states have the authority to secede from the Union; however, the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. White (1869) that a state does not have the authority to secede from the Union on its own. [7]
  2. ^ The "Three Lower Counties Upon Delaware" are another name for this area. On June 15, 1776, the Delaware Assembly passed a resolution ending the colony's relationship with Great Britain and establishing "the Government of the Counties of New Castle" over the state's three counties. Upon the Delaware River, Kent and Sussex [9]
  3. ^ Benning Wentworth, New Hampshire's provincial governor from 1749 to 1764, issued about 135 grants for unoccupied land claimed by New Hampshire west of the Connecticut River (in what is now southern Vermont), territory also claimed by New York. As a result of the "New Hampshire Grants" conflict, the Green Mountain Boys emerged, and eventually Vermont became its own independent nation. The land claim of New Hampshire was officially terminated in 1764 by royal order of George III, and the land claim of the State of New York was officially ceded to Vermont in 1790 for the sum of $30,000.
  4. ^ On December 18, 1789, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law approving the secession of the "District of Kentucky" from the rest of Virginia and making way for the formation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [17]
  5. ^ No one seems to be sure of the exact date that Ohio was admitted to the Union as a state. The 7th Congress passed an act "authorizing the inhabitants of Ohio to form a Constitution and state government, and admission of Ohio into the Union" (Sess.) on April 30, 1802. 1, ch 40, 2 Stat. 173) An act "providing for the execution of the laws of the United States in the State of Ohio" (Sess) was passed by the same Congress on February 19, 1803. 2, ch 7, 2 Stat. 201) However, neither statute established an official date of statehood. It wasn't until the 83rd Congress passed a Joint resolution "for admitting the State of Ohio into the Union" (Pub. L. 83-204, 67 Stat. 407, enacted 1953) that Ohio's statehood was officially established. Wednesday, August 7th, 1953 date of March 1, 1803 was established by an act of congress [20]
  6. ^ On July 19, 1819, Mainers voted 17,001 to 7,132 in favor of leaving the rest of Massachusetts to form the "District of Maine," which was established by enabling legislation passed by the Massachusetts General Court on June 19, 1819. an additional measure was passed recognizing Maine's impending statehood. [17]
  7. ^ The Mexican Department of Alta California encompassed the majority of the territory that Mexico ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican-American War. It was as a result of the Compromise of 1850 that California became the 31st state through an Act of Congress.
  8. ^ State of West Virginia was officially established by an act passed by the General Assembly of the Restored Government of Virginia on May 13, 1862. Later, in Virginia v. West Virginia (1871), the Supreme Court implicitly affirmed that the seceding Virginia counties did have the necessary consents to become a separate state. [36]
  9. ^ a b North Dakota and South Dakota are the only twin-born states in the United States, having been formed simultaneously on the same day. To ensure that no one would ever know which state became the first, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled all of the statehood documents before signing them. Customarily, North Dakota is counted as the 39th state and South Dakota as the 40th, with "n" coming before "s" in the alphabet. [39][40]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Edward Erler Arguments for and Against Citizenship Amendment XIV Heritage: The Institute for Cultural Preservation
  2. ^ "Most Commonly Asked Questions Concerning the Minnesota Legislature" Legislative Assembly of Minnesota
  3. ^ Kristin D Burnett The 2010 Census Briefs C2010BR-08: Congressional Apportionment (PDF) U S The Bureau of Economic Analysis and Statistics
  4. ^ Einer R. Elhauge Discussions of "Article II: Presidential Electors" Heritage, Inc.
  5. ^ This is referred to as the "Doctrine of the Equality of States." Justia com
  6. ^ Merrill Jensen published in 1959 Constitutional and Social History of the American Revolution as Defined by the Articles of Confederation, 1774–1781 Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press pp  xi, 184 ISBN 978-0-299-00204-6
  7. ^ 74 U.S. 700 (1868) "Texas v. White" Justia com
  8. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. According to the research of John R. Vile (2005) To learn more about the history of the United States' founding, check out The Constitutional Convention of 1787: An All-Inclusive Encyclopedia (Part 1: A-M). ABC-CLIO p  658 ISBN 1-85109-669-8
  9. ^ What Does "Delaware Government"1 Mean? Delaware gov The State of Delaware's Official Government Resource Center
  10. ^ Timeline of Pennsylvania's History, from the War for Independence to Reconstruction, 1776-1861 PA gov Department of History and Museums of Pennsylvania
  11. ^ "Minutes of the Convention of 1787" NJ gov Ministry of State of New Jersey
  12. ^ Timeline of events starting on January 9th loc gov Congress Library
  13. ^ "On This Day in History: July 26" loc gov Archives of the Congress
  14. ^ The 21st of November: A Day in History loc gov The Congress Library
  15. ^ State Number Fourteen Explore Vermont's Past Museum of Vermont History Date of original publication: May 30, 2013
  16. ^ Referring to the "Constitution Square State Historic Site"1 americanheritage com The American Heritage Publishing, Inc. Retrieved April 23, 2019
  17. ^ a b State and Territory Naming and Constitutional Development in the United States. TheGreenPapers com
  18. ^ History of the State as Shown on a Timeline TN gov Department of State of Tennessee Date of original upload: April 10th, 2016
  19. ^ Author: Blue, F. J. This was back in the fall of 2002. Ohio's statehood was officially declared on A Publication of the Ohio Academy of History When first published online on September 11, 2010, this version was archived.
  20. ^ Putting to Rest the Myths Concerning Ohio's Statehood
  21. ^ "Quick Facts about Louisiana" louisiana gov Retrieved on March 24, 2013, from the original Retrieved June 15, 2016
  22. ^ The Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Board extends its warmest greetings. Commission for the Bicentennial of Mississippi's Statehood Retrieved Saturday, February 16th, 2019 2017
  23. ^ The date "December 3" appears in a historical summary. loc gov The Congress Library
  24. ^ Timeline of Alabama's Past, Vol. I: 1800–1860 alabama gov Retrieved June 15, 2016
  25. ^ It's March 15th, so here's what happened yesterday in history. loc gov Archives of the Congress
  26. ^ This Day in History... August 10 loc gov Museum of American History Library of Congress
  27. ^ History on this day (15 June) loc gov Congressional Library
  28. ^ "January 26th - Today in History" loc gov Capitol Building / Library of Congress
  29. ^ We welcome Texas to the Union! On This Day In... Media conglomerate A&E March 4, 2010 Retrieved April 23, 2019
  30. ^ It's May 29th, so here's a look back in time. loc gov Congressional Library
  31. ^ September 9, 1850: "Admission Day in California" CA gov The California State Parks and Recreation Agency
  32. ^ Today in History (May 11) loc gov The Congress Library
  33. ^ For January 29th, see "Today in History." loc gov National Library of Congress
  34. ^ Dated "Today in History: June 20"1 loc gov The Congress Library
  35. ^ Title: "A State of Convenience: The Creation of West Virginia, Chapter Twelve, Reorganized Government of Virginia Approves Separation"1 Wvculture org Culture and History Section of West Virginia
  36. ^ The case was referred to as "Virginia v. West Virginia" (78 U.S. 39, 1870). Justia com
  37. ^ This day in history is August 1. loc gov The Congress Library
  38. ^ a b Historically Speaking, It's Tuesday, November 2 loc gov The Congress Library
  39. ^ MacPherson, James, and Kevin Burbach. (2014, November 2). After 125 years of statehood, rivalry still exists in the Dakotas. Bismarck, North Dakota: AP Retrieved June 29, 2020
  40. ^ To cite this article: Stein, Mark (2008) A. Scott Alan, "How the States Got Their Shapes," Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins, 2005, p. 256
  41. ^ - Wishart, David J. (ed ) "Montana" Textual Compendium of the Plains Lincoln, Nebraska's University Retrieved 15 Février 2017
  42. ^ The 11th of November in History loc gov National Library of Congress
  43. ^ There is a new book out by Linda Thatcher in 2016 A Timeline of the Fight for Statehood historytogo utah gov Territory of Utah
  44. ^ The 16th of November: A Day in History loc gov The Congress Library
  45. ^ Paul Rodgers (2011) Fundamentals of U.S. Constitutional Law McFarland p  109 ISBN 978-0-7864-6017-5

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