List of U.S. states by date of statehood
The first 13 became states in July 1776 when they agreed to the United States Declaration of Independence. Each of those 13 agreed to the first U.S. constitution, called the Articles of Confederation, which formed the first Union of states between 1777 and 1781. These states are presented in the order each ratified the 1787 Constitution, thus joining the present federal Union of states. The date of admission listed for other states is the official date made by Act of Congress.
List of U.S. states[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- 50 State Quarter Program from the United States Mint (including dates of statehood) [Retrieved: 22 October 2016]
- Dates of statehood, via 50states.com (includes notes, retrieved 19 January 2006)
- Jensen, Merrill (1959). The Articles of Confederation: An Interpretation of the Social-Constitutional History of the American Revolution, 1774–1781. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. xi, 184. ISBN 978-0-299-00204-6.
- Vile, John R. (2005). The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding (Volume 1: A-M). ABC-CLIO. p. 658. ISBN 1-85109-669-8.
- "Overview of Pennsylvania History - 1776-1861: Independence to the Civil War". PA.gov. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/portal/communities/pa-history/1776-1861.html.
- "1787 Convention Minutes". NJ.gov. New Jersey Department of State. http://www.nj.gov/state/archives/doc1787conventionminutes.html.
- "Today in History: July 26". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul26.html.
- "Today in History: November 21". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov21.html.
- "The 14th State". Vermont History Explorer. Vermont Historical Society. https://vermonthistory.org/explorer/vermont-stories/becoming-a-state/the-14th-state.
- "Constitution Square Historic Site". Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau. http://www.danvillekentucky.com/list/member/constitution-square-historic-site-28lwebsite=danvillekentucky.com.
- "State History Timeline". TN.gov. Tennessee Department of State. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160410130033/http://www.tn.gov/sos/symbols/timeline.htm.
- Blue, Frederick J. (Autumn 2002). "The Date of Ohio Statehood". Ohio Academy of History Newsletter. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100911164131/http://www2.uakron.edu/OAH/newsletter/newsletter/Autumn2002/features.html.
- "About Louisiana: quick facts". louisiana.gov. http://louisiana.gov/Explore/About_Louisiana/.
- "Welcome from the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission". Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission. http://ms200.org/. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- "Today in History: December 3". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec03.html.
- "Alabama History Timeline: 1800-1860". alabama.gov. http://www.archives.alabama.gov/timeline/al1801.html.
- "Today in History: March 15". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar15.html.
- "Today in History: August 10". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/aug10.html.
- "Today in History: June 15". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun15.html.
- "Today in History: January 26". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan26.html.
- "Today in History: May 29". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/may29.html.
- "California Admission Day September 9, 1850". CA.gov. California Department of Parks and Recreation. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23856.
- "Today in History: May 11". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/may11.html.
- "Today in History: January 29". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan29.html.
- "Today in History: June 20". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun20.html.
- "Today in History: August 1". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/aug01.html.
- Wishart, David J., ed. "Montana". Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. University of Nebraska–Lincoln. http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.pg.049.
- "Today in History: November 11". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov11.html.
- Thatcher, Linda Thatcher (2016). "Struggle For Statehood Chronology". historytogo.utah.gov. State of Utah. http://www.historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/statehood_and_the_progressive_era/struggleforstatehoodchronology.html.
- "Today in History: November 16". loc.gov. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov16.html.