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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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RATIFIED THE CON

STITUTION June 21, 1788. Area, 9,280 sq. miles. Capital, Concord. Pop. 1870, 318,300.

So named from Hampshire in England and popularly known as the Granite State. First settled by Puritans at Dover and Portsmouth in 1623; formerly embraced in the charter of Mass.

VIRGINIA
RATIFIED THE CONSTI-

TUTION
June 26, 1788.
Area, 40,904 sq. miles.

Capital, RICHMOND.
Pop. 1870, 1,225,163.5

So named in honor of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England, and popularly known as The Old Dominion, or Mother of States. First settled by the English at Jamestown in 1607. Chartered April 10, 1606. Formed a Constitution July 5, 1776.

NEW YORK

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RATIFIED THE CON

STITUTION
July 26, 1788.
Area, 47,000 sq. miles.

Capital, ALBANY.
Pop. 1870, 4,382,759.

So named in honor of the Duke of York, and popularly known as the Empire or Excelsior State. First settled by the Dutch on Manhattan Island in 1614. Granted to the Duke of York, March 20, 1664.

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NORTH CAROLINA

RATIFIED THE CON

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STITUTION
Nov. 21, 1789.
Area, 50,704 sg. miles.

Capital, RALEIGH.
Pop. 1870, 1,071,3610

So named in honor of King Charles IX. of France, and popularly known as the Old North or T'urpentine State. First settled by the English at Albemarle, in 1650. Chartered March 20, 1663. Adopted a Constitution December 18, 1776.

RHODE ISLAND

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RATIFIED THE CON

STITUTION May 29, 1790. Area, 1,306 sq. miles. Capitals, PROVIDENCE

and NEWPORT.

Pop. 1870, 217,353 It derives its name froin the Island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean, and is popularly known as Little Rhodla. First settled by Roger Williams at Providence in 1636. Chartered by Parliament in 1641.

VERMONT

ADMITTED INTO THE

UNION March 4, 1791. Area, 10,212 sq. miles. Capital, MONTPELIER. Pop. 1870,330,551.

So named from the French vert mont, the Green Mountains, and popularly known as the Green Mountain State. First settled at Fort Dummer in 1764. Formed from territory belonging to New York.

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KENTUCKY
ADMITTED INTO THE

UNION
June 1, 1792.
Area, 37,600 sq. miles.
Capital, FRANKFORT.
Pop. 1870, 1,320,011.

So called from its principal river, and popularly known as the State of the Dark and Bloody Ground. First settled near Lexington, in 1775. Formed from territory belonging to Virginia.

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TENNESSEE

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ADMITTED INTO THE

UNION June 1, 1796.

AGRICULTURE. Area, 45,600 sq. miles

Capital, NASHVILLE. Pop: 1870, 1,250,520. So named after its

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: principal river, and popularly known as the Big-Band State. Formed from territory belonging to North Carolina in 1790. Constitution adopted February 6, 1796.

INDIANA

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ADMITTED INTO THE

UNION
Dec. 11, 1816.
Area, 33,809 sq. miles.
Capital, INDIANAPOLIS.
Pop.1870, 1,680,637

So named from the
American Indians, and popularly known as The Hoosier State.
First settled at Vincennes in 1730. Formed from North-West
territory. Constitutution adopted June 29, 1816.

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OHIO

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ADMITTED INTO THE

UNION
Nov. 29, 1802.
Area, 39,964 sq. miles.
Capital, COLUMBUS.
Pop.1870, 2,665,260.

So called from its principal river, and popularly known as the Buckeye State. First settled at Marietta in 1788. Formed from North-West territory. Constitution adopted November 1, 1802.

LOUISIANA

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ADMITTED INTO THE JUSTICE

UNION APRIL 8,

1812. Capital, New Orleans.

Area, 41,346 sq. miles. NION

Pop. 1870, 726,915. So named in honor of Louis XIV. and popularly known as The Creole State. First settled at Iberville in 1699; formed from French territory. Constitution adopted in January 22, 1812.

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MISSOURI

ADMITTED INTO THE
UNION AUG. 10,

1821.
Area, 65,350 sq. miles.

Capital,

JEFFERSON City. MDCCCXX

Pop. 1870, 1,721,295. So named from its principal river, the name signifying Muddy water. Formed from French territory; first settled in 1764, at St. Louis. Constitution, adopted July 19, 1820.

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ADMITTED INTO THE
UNION JAN. 26,

1837.

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Area, 56,451 sq. miles.

Capital, Lansing. Pop. 1870, 1,181,059.

CIRCUMS PICE So named from Lake Michigan, an Indian term, meaning a river for fish, and popularly known as The Wolverine State. Formed from the northwesteru territory. First settled in 1650, on the Detroit river. Constitution adopted January 25, 1833.

ILLINOIS
ADMITTED INTO THE
UNION DEC. 3,

1818.

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Area, 55,410 sq. miles.
Capital, SPRINGFIELD.
Pop. 1870, 2,539,891.

So named from its principal river, the name meaning the river of men, and popularly known as The Suck. r or Prairie State. Formed from Northwest Territory ; first settled at Kaskaskia in 1720. Constitution adopted Aug. 26, 1818.

MISSISSIPPI
ADMITTED INTO
UNION DEC. 10,

1817.

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Area, 47,156 sq. miles.

Capital, Jackson.
Pop. 1870, 827,922.

So named from its Western boundary, and popularly known as The Bayou State. First settled at Natchez in 1716; formed from territory of South Carolina and Georgia. Constitution adopted March 1, 1817.

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