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The following table is a list of all 50 states and their respective dates of statehood. The first 13 became states in July 1776 upon agreeing to the United States Declaration of Independence, and each joined the first Union of states between 1777 and 1781, upon ratifying the Articles of Confederation, its first constitution.


Statehood: When did your State Join the Union - Find a directory of dates that states were admitted into the union. Or read about the US Territories This is a list of US states by date of statehood , that is, the date when each US state joined the Union.


The colonies became states of the new nation in 1788, when New Hampshire became the ninth and final necessary state to ratify the United States Constitution. The date each state joined the Union is shown in the table below. Five states were added during the 20th century. Alaska and Hawaii were the last states to join the Union -- both in 1959.


The dates below represent when they entered the union. Te display of the state flags is based on the dates below and the order that they are in.


"New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress."


Dates of Succession to the Union. From "The First State" (Delaware in 1787), to the last state to join the Union 172 years later (Hawaii in 1959), each state has an individual history, topography, and cultural heritage - each is a unique entity as well as part of the nation.


States joined the Union List of dates when the states joined the Union Washington, D.C. - February 21, 1871


A collection of elementary teacher resources for states of the U.S. Interactive coloring pages and games to reinforce learning about states in the USA. Trivia facts and information for each state. Sort alphabetically or chronologically by date the state joined the union.


Statehood for the 50 States. States are listed below in the order in which they joined the Union. The dates are their dates of statehood. Also provided are links to information about the official state quarters that have been released as part of the 50 State Quarters® Program of the United States Mint.


This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood.It has the date when each U.S. state joined the Union.However, Virginia's peoples convention in May-June 1776 prepared the first Constittion for a State Government, plus a Declartion of Rights.