Hawaii was the last state to join the United States, becoming a state on Aug. 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only state in the nation made up entirely of islands, and it is one of the smallest states. More »

After 93 percent of Hawaiians voted to become a state, Hawaii was officially welcomed into the United States at a ceremony in Washington on Aug. 12, 1959. A new American flag with a 50th star for Hawaii was officially un... More »

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Hawaii was incorporated into the Union as its 50th state on August 21 1959, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed its statehood bill. It had been annexed by the United States much earlier, in July 1898, when a joint... More »

Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959. This made Hawaii the 50th state of the United States. It is the only state composed completely of islands. More »

Hawaii, the 50th state admitted into the United States, is composed of eight different islands. These islands include Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai and the "Big Island" of Hawaii. The islands formed from underwater volcanic e... More »

Hawaii is known for being the only state that grows its own coffee, having the world's most isolated population center and as the home of Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano. Hawaii became the 50th state of the United... More »

Hawaii got its official nickname, which is "The Aloha State," when the state legislature adopted it officially in 1959. In this same year, Hawaii was admitted as a state in the United States. The word "aloha" in the Hawa... More »