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History Project

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United States of America History Project Capital City: Oklahoma City Song: O, Fair New Mexico Capital City: Pierre Bird: Roadrunner Admission to Statehood:
November 8, 1889 Minnesota, MN Alaska, AK Capital: Jeneau Delaware, DE Joined the Union on December 7, 1787 Alabama, AL Became A State on January 3, 1959 State Bird:
Willow Ptarmigan
summer: winter: Agriculture: Seafood, Nursery Stock, Vegetables, Dairy Products, Livestock Flower:



Forget Me Not "The Last Frontier" Motto:
North To The Future S I T K A S P R U C E Population:
626,932 (comes from the Aleut word "alaxsxaq" or "mainland") Alaskan Flag: Bird- Yellowhammer >> Song- Alabama
by Julia S. Tutwiler Capitol- Montgomery Motto-
Audemus jura hostra defendere
(We Dare Defend Our Rights) Tree- Longleaf Pine >> Population-
4,447,100 <<Flower- Camellia Nickname-
Yellowhammer State Alabama means "Tribal
Town" in Creek Indian Amitted to the Union- December 14, 1819 Tree: State Song: Arizona, AZ Capitol:
Phoenix << Flower: Saguaro
Cactus Blossom Tree: Yellow
Palo Verde > Flag Song: Arizona
by Margret R.
Clifford Population:
5,130,632 Nickname:
The Grand
Canyon State Origin of Name:
Aztec word for
silver-bearing Admitted to Union: February 14, 1912 Bird:
Cactus
Wren Colorado, CO Origin of Name:
Taken from the Spanish word for the "colorred" and was applied to the Colorado river. Capitol: Denver Bird: Lark
Bunting Nickname:
Centennial State/
Colorful Colorado Tree: Blue Spruce Song:
Where the
Columbines Grow
by A.J. Flinn Population:
4,301,261 Admitted to Union:
August 1, 1876 Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine Arkansas, AR Capital: Little Rock Joined the Union on June 15, 1836 Bird: Mockingbird
Oh, Arkansas Grows: poultry, eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk Flower: Appleblossom The Natural State Motto: The people rule French interpretation of a Sioux word "acansa," meaning "downstream place." Population: 2,673,400 Flag: Tree: Loblolly Pine California, CA Capital: Sacramento Named by Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in a Spanish romance, written by Montalvo in 1510. Nickname: Golden State Motto: Eureka Joined the Union on September 9, 1850 Population: 33,871,648 Grows: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, and grapes. Bird: California Valley Quail State Song: I Love You California Flower: California Poppy Tree: Redwood State Flag: Capital: Dover Bird: Blue Hen Chicken Song: Our Delaware Grows: poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products, corn Flower: Peach Blossom Nicknames: First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonder Motto: Liberty and Independence Tree: American Holly Population: 783,600 Named after an early Virginia governor, Lord De La Warr Flag: Hawaii, HI Capital: Honolulu Joined the Union on August 21, 1959 Nene Bird: State Song: Hawaii Ponoi
(Hawaii's Own) Agriculture:
Sugarcane
pineapples
nursery stock
livestock
macadamia nuts Flower: Hibiscus Aloha State The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness Tree: Kukui or Candlenut Population: 1,211,537 Origin of name: Could be based on native Hawaiian wordfor homeland, "Owhyhee" Flag: Connecticut CT Capitol: Hartford Admission to USA: 1-9-1788 Song: Yankee Doodle Nickname: Constitution State Motto: He who transplanted still sustains Population: 3,405,565 Origin of Name: Mohican & Algonquin Indian form of words for "place beside a long river" Tree: White Oak Flower:
Mountain Laurel Bird: Robin Flag Florida, FL Georgia, GA Idaho, ID Illinois, IL Indiana, IN Iowa, IA Kansas, KS Kentucky, KY Louisianna, LA Maine, ME Maryland, MD Massachusetts, MA Michigan, MI Mississippi, MS Missouri, MO Montana, MT Nebraska, NE Nevada, NV New Hampshire, NH New Jersey, NJ New Mexico, NM New York, NY North Carolina, NC North Dakota, ND Ohio, OH Oklahoma, OK Oregon, OR Pennsylvania, PA Rhode Island, RI South Carolina, SC South Dakota, SD Tennessee, TN Texas, Tx Utah, UT Vermont, VT Virginia, Va Washington, WA West Virginia, WV Wisconsin, WI Wyoming, WY Capitol: Atlanta Joined USA: 1-2-1788 Song: Georgia on My Mind by Stuart Gorrell Motto: "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation." Population: 8,186,453 Origin of Name: Named for King George II of England Bird: Brown Thrasher Nickname: Peach State Flower: Cherokee Rose Tree: Live Oak Flag: Capitol: Tallahassee Joined USA: 3-3-1845 Bird: Mockingbird Song: Suwanee River Flower: Orange Blossom Nickname: Sunshine State Motto: In God We Trust Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Population: 15,982,378 Origin of Name: named on Easter by de Leonfor Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter" Flag: Capitol: Boise Joined USA: 7-3-1890 Bird:
Mountain Bluebird Song: Here We Have Idaho Flower: Syringa Nickname: Gem State Motto: Esto Perpetua (Let it be perpetual) Population: 1,293,953 Name Origin: it's a coined or invented word Tree:
Western WhitePine Flag: Joined USA: March 15, 1820 Song: State Song of Maine Bird: Chickadee Tree: Eastern White pine Flower: Whitepine cone and tassel Capitol: Augusta Population: 1,274,923 Motto: "I lead." Nickname: Pine Tree State Origin of Name: Assumed to be a reference to the state region being a mainland, different from its many surrounding islands. Song: Maryland, My Maryland Joined USA: April 28, 1788 Bird: Baltimore Oriole Tree: White Oak Flower: Black-eyed susan Capitol: Annapolis Population: 5,296,486 Motto: "strong deeds, gentle words." Nickname: Old Line State Origin of Name: Named to honor
Henrietta Maria, wife of
England's King Charles I Flag: Flag: Agriculture: Seafood, poultry, eggs, potatoes,
dairy products, cattle, blueberries, apples Grows: poultry, eggs, cattle, nursery stock, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, soybeans Grows: nursery stock, eggs, dairy products, cattle Grows: cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay Grows: cattle, cotton, dairy products, lettuce, nursery stock, hay Grows: citrus, vegetables, nursery stock, cattle, sugar cane, dairy products Grows: poultry and eggs, peanuts, cattle, hogs, dairy prodicts, vegetables Grows: cattle, potatoes, dairy products, wheat, sugar beets, barley Capitol: Boston Joined USA: 2-6-1788 Bird: Chickadee Grows: vegetables, cranberries, dairy products, nursery stock and seafood Flower: Mayflower Motto: "But by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." Nickname: Bay State Origin of name: named after a local Indian tribe meaning "a large hill place" Population: 6,349,097 Song: All Hail to Massachusetts Tree: American Elm Flag: Capitol: Lansing Joined USA: 1-26-1837 Grows: apples, blueberries, corn, soybeans, nursery stock, cattle, hogs, dairy products Bird: Robin Motto: "If you seek a peninsula, look about you." Population: 9,938,444 Nickname: Wolverine/ Great Lakes State Origin of name: Chippewa word meaning "great water" Song: Michigan, My Michigan Tree: Eastern Whitepine hi(: Flower: Apple Blossom Flag: Bird: Cardinal Grows: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, wheat. Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union Flower: Purple Violet Nickname: Prairie State Origin of name: Algonquin Indian for "warriors" Song: Illinois Population: 12,419,293 Capital City: Saint Paul Admission to Statehood: May 11, 1858 Bird: Common Loon Agriculture: Dairy products, corn, cattle, soybeans, hogs, wheat, turkeys. Flower: Pink and White Lady's-Slipper Motto: The star of the north Capital City: Indianapolis Admission to Statehood: December 11,1816 Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs. Motto: The crossroads of America Nickname: Hoosier State Origin of state's name: "Land of the Indians" Song: On the banks of the Wabash Bird: Cardinal Population: 6,080,485 Tree: Yellow-poplar Flower: Peony Flag: Tree: White Oak Flag: Admission to Statehood: December 3, 1818 Capital City: Des Moines Admission to Statehood: December 28, 1846 Bird: Eastern Goldfinch Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products. Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain Nickname: Hawkeye State Population: 2,926,324 Song: The Song of Iowa Tree: Oak Flower: Wild
Prairie Rose Flag: Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, hogs, corn. Motto: To the stars through difficulties Nickname: Sunflower State Origin of state's name: From the Sioux Indian word for "south wind people" Capital City: Frankfort Admission to Statehood:
June 1, 1792 Bird: Cardinal Agriculture: Horses, cattle, tobacco, dairy products, hogs, soybeans, corn. Flower: Goldenrod Motto: United we stand, divided we fall Nickname: Bluegrass State Origin of state's name: Based on the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," meaning "land of tomorrow" Capitol: Concord Flower: Purple lilac Bird: Purple Finch Joined USA: 6-21-1788 Grows: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs Motto: "Live free or die" Nickname: Granite State Population: 1,235,786 Song: Old New Hampshire Tree: Paper birch Capital: Trenton Admission to Statehood: December 18, 1787 Bird: Eastern Goldfinch Agriculture: Nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, dairy products. Flower: Violet Capital: Jackson Joined the Union on December 10, 1817 State bird: Mockingbird State Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi Agriculture:
Cotton
poultry
cattle
catfish
soybeans
dairy products
rice State Flower: Magnolia Nickname: Magnolia State State Motto: By valor and arms State Tree: Southern Magnolia Population: 2,844,658 The name 'Mississippi' could possibly be based on Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning great river State Flag: Capital: Helena State Bird: Meadowlark State Song: Montana State Motto: Gold and Silver State Tree: Ponderosa pine Population:
902,195 Origin of state's name:
Based on Spanish word for "mountainous" State Flag: Capital City: Jefferson City Joined Union on: August 10, 1821 Bird: Bluebird Agriculture:
cattle
soybeans
hogs
dairy products
corn
poultry
eggs Agriculture:
cattle
wheat
barley
sugar
beets
hay
hogs Flower: Bitterroot Nickname: Treasure State Flower: Hawthorn Motto: The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law Nickname: Show Me State Origin of state's name: Named after Missouri Indian tribe whosename means "town of the large canoes" Population: 5,595,211 Song: Missouri Waltz Tree: Flowering Dogwood State Flag: Capital City: Lincoln Admission to Statehood:
March 1, 1867 Bird: Western Meadowlark Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs,
soybeans, wheat, sorghum. Flower: Goldenrod Motto: Equality before the law Nickname: Cornhusker State Origin of state's name: Name based on an Oto Indian word that means "flat water," referring to the Platte River Population: 1,711,263 Song: Beautiful Nebraska Tree: Cottonwood Capital City: Carson City Admission to Statehood: October 31, 1864 Bird: Mountain Bluebird Agriculture:
Cattle
Hay
Dairy Products
Potatoes Flower: Sagebrush Motto: All for our country Nickname: The Silver State Capital City: Santa Fe Admission to Statehood: January 6, 1912 Nickname: North Star State /
Land of 10,000 Lakes Origin of state's name: Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for "sky-tinted water," Population: 4,919,479 Song: Hail! Minnesota Tree: Red Pine Population: 4,041,769 Song: My Old Kentucky Home Tree: Yellow-poplar Admission to Statehood: January 29, 1861 Bird: Western Meadowlark Flower: Sunflower Population: 2,688,418 Capital: Topeka Song: Home on the Range Tree: Cottonwood Capital City: Baton Rouge Admission to Statehood: April 30, 1812 Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican Agriculture: Seafood, cotton, soybeans, cattle, sugarcane, poultry and eggs, dairy products, rice. Flower: Magnolia Motto: Union, justice, and confidence Nickname: Pelican State Origin of state's name: Named in honor of France's King Louis XIV Population: 4,468,976 Song: Give Me Louisiana Tree: Bald Cypress Agriculture:
Cattle
Dairy Products
Hay
Nursery Stock
Chilies Flower: Yucca flower Nickname: Land of Enchantment Tree: Pinyon Pine Population: 1,819,046 Flag: Motto: Liberty and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Population: 8,414,350 Song: I'm From New Jersey Tree: Northern Red Oak Capital City: Albany Admission to Statehood: July 26, 1788 Bird: Bluebird Song: I Love New York Agriculture: Dairy products, Cattle and other livestock, Vegetables, Nursery stock,
and Apples Flower: Rose Nickname: Empire State Tree: Sugar maple Population: 18,976,457 Origin of state's name:
Named after England's Duke of York Capital City: Bismarck Admission to Statehood: November 2,1889 Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets. Flower: Wild Prairie Rose Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable. Nickname: Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State Population: 642,200 Origin of state's name: Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend" Song: North Dakota Hymn Tree: American Elm Bird: Western Meadowlark Flag: *fun fact: Alabama is home to the best school in the South, Auburn University Capital City: Nashville Admission to Statehood: June 1, 1796 Bird: Mockingbird Agriculture: Soybeans, cotton, tobacco, livestock and livestock products, dairy products, cattle, hogs. Flower: Iris Motto: Agriculture and Commerce Nickname: Volunteer State Origin of state's name: Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi" Population: 5,689,283 Songs:
-The Tennessee Waltz
-Tennessee, My Homeland
-Tennessee
-When It's Iris Time in Tennessee
-My Tennessee
-Rocky Top Tree: Yellow-poplar State Flag: *Tennesse is the home to many celebritites, such as Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, B.B. King, Johnny Knoxville, Miley Cyrus, Kenny Chesney, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Robert Downey Sr, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Reese Witherspoon and many others. Capital City: Harrisburg Population: 1,998,257 Tree: Bristlecone Pine Song: Home Means Nevada The name Nevada comes from the Spanish Sierra Nevada, or snow-covered mountain range. Origin of State Name: named by Captain John Mason after Hampshire, England Capital City: Raleigh Admission to Statehood: November 21, 1789 Bird: Cardinal Agriculture:
Poultry and eggs
Tobacco
Hogs
Milk
Nursery stock
Cattle
Soybeans Flower: Dogwood Motto: To be, rather than to seem Nickname: Old North State / Tar Heel State Origin of state's name: Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles, after England's King Charles I Population: 8,049,313 Tree: Longleaf Pine Capital City: Columbus Bird: Cardinal Agriculture:
Soybeans
Dairy products
Corn
Tomatoes
Hogs
Cattle
Poultry
Eggs Flower: Scarlet Carnation Motto: With GOD, all things are possible Nickname: Buckeye State Origin of state's name: From the Iroquois Indian word for "goodriver" Population: 11,353,140 Song: Beautiful Ohio Tree: Ohio buckeye Flag: Capital City: Salem Admission to Statehood: February 14, 1859 Bird: Western Meadowlark Agriculture: Cattle, vegetables, nursery stock, fruits and nuts, dairy products, wheat Flower: Oregon Grape Motto: She Flies With Her Own Wings Nickname: Beaver State Origin of state's name: may have been derived from that of the Wisconsin River shown on a 1715 French map as "Ouaricon-sint." Song: Oregon, My Oregon Tree: Douglas Fir Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787 Bird: Ruffed Grouse Agriculture: Dairy products, poultry, cattle, nursery stock, mushrooms, hogs, hay Flower: Mountain Laurel Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence Capital City: Providence Admission to Statehood: May 29, 1790 Bird: Rhode Island Red Agriculture: Nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, and eggs Flower: Violet Motto: Hope Nickname: The Ocean State Origin of state's name: Possibly named in honor of the Greek Island of Rhodes or was named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay Population: 1,048,319 Song: Rhode Island, It's for Me Admission to Statehood: November 2, 1889 Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant Agriculture: Cattle, hogs, wheat, soybeans, milk, corn Flower: Pasque Flower Motto: Under God the people rule Nickname: Mount Rushmore State Origin of state's name: South Dakota is the land of the famous Sioux or Dacotah Indians. Dakota Territory and later South Dakotans were named for the tribe. Population: 754,844 Song: Hail, South Dakota Tree: White Spruce Capital City: Austin Admission to Statehood: December 29, 1845 Bird: Mockingbird Flower: Bluebonnet Motto: Friendship Nickname: Lone Star State Origin of state's name: Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends" Population: 20,851,820 Nickname: Keystone State Origin of state's name: Named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of the state's founder, William Penn Population: 12,281,054 Song: Pennsylvania Tree: Eastern Hemlock Admission to Statehood: November 16, 1907 Bird: Scissor-tailedFlycatcher Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton. Flower: Mistletoe Motto: Labor conquers all things Nickname: Sooner State Population: 3,450,654 Song: Oklahoma Tree: Redbud Capital City: Columbia Admission to Statehood: May 23, 1788 Bird: Great CarolinaWren Agriculture: Tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans, hogs. Flower: YellowJessamine Mottoes: Prepared in mind and resources / While I breathe, I hope Origin of state's name: Named in honor of England's King Charles I Origin of state's name: Based on Choctaw Indian words for "redman" Population: 4,012,012 Song: Carolina Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Nickname: Palmetto State Capital City: Salt Lake City Admission to Statehood: January 4, 1896 Bird: The Common American Gull Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, turkeys. Flower: Sego lily Motto: Industry Nickname: The Beehive State Origin of state's name: Taken from the name of the Ute Indians, whose name means "people of the mountains" Population: 2,233,169 Song: Utah, We Love Thee Tree: Blue Spruce Capital City: Richmond Admission to Statehood: June 25, 1788 Bird: Cardinal Agriculture: Cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs, soybeans. Flower: Dogwood Motto: Thus Always to Tyrants Nickname: Old Dominion State Origin of state's name: Named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I Population: 7,078,515 Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia Tree: Flowering Dogwood Capital City: Charleston Admission to Statehood: June 20, 1863 Bird: Cardinal Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, poultry, apples. Flower: Rhododendron Agriculture: Cattle, cotton, dairy products, nursery stock, poultry, sorghum, corn, wheat Song: Texas, Our Texas Tree: Pecan Capital City: Montpelier Admission to Statehood: March 4, 1791 Bird: Hermit Thrush Agriculture: Dairy products, cattle, hay, apples, maple products Flower: Red Clover Nickname: Green Mountain State Motto: Freedom and unity Population: 608,827 Origin of state's name: Based on "verts monts," French for green mountains Song: These Green Mountains Tree: Sugar Maple Capital City: Olympia Admission to Statehood: November 11, 1889 Bird: Willow Goldfinch Agriculture: Seafood, dairy products, apples, cattle, wheat, potatoes, nursery stock Flower: Pink Rhododendron Motto: Bye and Bye Nickname: The Evergreen State Origin of state's name: Named after George Washington Population: 5,894,121 Song: Washington, My Home Tree: Western Hemlock Capital City: Madison Admission to Statehood: May 29, 1848 Bird: Robin Agriculture: cheese, dairy products, cattle, hogs, vegetables, corn, cranberries Flower: Wood Violet Motto: Forward Nickname: Badger State Origin of state's name: Based on an Indian word "Ouisconsin" believed to mean "grassy place" in the Cheppewa tongue Population: 5,363,675 Song: On Wisconsin Tree: Sugar Maple Motto: Mountaineers are always free Nickname: Mountain State Origin of state's name: Named after England's Queen Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen" Songs:
-West Virginia My Home
-The West Virginia Hills
-This Is My West Virginia Tree: Sugar Maple Capital City: Cheyenne Admission to Statehood: July 10, 1890 Bird: Western Meadowlark Agriculture: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat. Flower: Indian Paintbrush Motto: Equal rights Nickname: Equality State Origin of state's name: Based on an Algonquin or Delaware Indian word meaning "large prairie place" Song: Wyoming Tree: Cottonwood Population: 493,782
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