Pennsylvania was granted statehood on Dec. 12, 1787. It was the second of the original 13 colonies to be granted statehood. Delaware was the first of the 13 colonies to be granted statehood, which occurred only 5 days before Pennsylvania becoming a state.Continue Reading
New Jersey, Georgia and Connecticut were the states that followed Pennsylvania in becoming states. New Jersey became a state on Dec. 18, 1787. Georgia followed on Jan. 2, 1788, and Connecticut became a state on Jan. 8, 1788.
As of 2014, states continued to gain statehood up until Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States on Aug. 21, 1959.Learn more about Modern History
Sources of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians include ancient claims by each party to the same land, Ottoman changes to laws regarding the title and ownership of land, and the establishment of Israel as a sovereign state. Israel’s claim to the land along the Mediterranean stems from Hebrew tradition dating back to God’s promise of the land of Canaan to Abraham.Full Answer >
North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889. On this date, both North Dakota and South Dakota entered the Union, becoming the 39th and 40th states. The land was originally part of the Louisiana Purchase, and it became the Dakota Territory in 1861.Full Answer >
South Africa became independent from Great Britain on December 11, 1931, but the British monarch remained head of state. On May 31, 1961, the country became a republic, severing all formal ties with Great Britain.Full Answer >
Nigeria has experienced several industrial strikes as a colonial state and an independent country. One of the most important strikes in Nigerian labor history was the General Strike of 1945, spurred by workers demanding higher wages from the colonial regime. The strike lasted 40 days until the workers emerged victorious.Full Answer >