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The State of the Union is a speech given by the President of the United States either in-person or by proxy in front of Congress. Between 1790 and 1946, the State of the Union was formally referred to as the Annual Messa... More »

The border states, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware, were important to the Union during the Civil War as their loyalty, or at least their neutrality, deprived the South of 2.6 million potential citizens and a su... More »

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Admitted on Dec. 7, 1787, Delaware was the first state to join the Union. The 13 original colonies one by one became the first 13 states in the new nation according to the date on which each ratified the Constitution. More »

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