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New Mexico became the 47th state in the United States on Jan. 6, 1912. Before statehood, the country purchased the land in 1853 as part of the Gadsen Purchase. At that point in history, New Mexico became a U.S. territory... More »

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, sits 7,000 feet above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States. The full name of Santa Fe is, "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis," which means, "The Ro... More »

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The state of New Mexico is 121,356 square miles in geographic size with a population size of just over 2 million people, making it the 36th largest state in the nation by population, as of 2014. By area, it is the fifth ... More »

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, sits 7,000 feet above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States. The full name of Santa Fe is, "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis," which means, "The Ro... More »

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The Apache, Comanche, Pueblo, Navajo and Ute are Native American tribes in New Mexico. Other tribes include the Zuni, Jocome and Jano tribes. In total, there are 22 Indian tribes in New Mexico. More »

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Kansas entered into statehood on Jan. 29, 1861, as the 34th state of the United States. The country admitted the state as a free state, further angering the slave states and supporters of slavery. The land that would bec... More »

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New York became an official state on July 26, 1788, following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Its first governor was George Clinton, and Albany became its capital in January of 1797. More »

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