What is the nickname of the state of Delaware?


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The official nickname of the state of Delaware is "The First State," because it was the first state ratified by the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. A first grade class requested that this become the official state nickname, and it became so on May 23, 2002.

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Other nicknames for the state include "The Diamond State," which was given to the state by Thomas Jefferson; the "Blue Hen State," due to the fact that Blue Hen Cocks were carried by Revolutionary War soldiers who were from Delaware; and the "Small Wonder," due to the state's small size, beauty and contributions to the country.

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