Nevada was granted statehood on October 31, 1864. It became the 36th state to join the Union and had a population of 40,000 people at the time. More »

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Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, the United States acquired the Nevada region from Mexico following the 1848 Mexican War, and it became the 36th state to join the union in 1864. Until the discovery of silv... More »

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Some features of Nevada that can distinguish it from other states include Area 51, the casinos of Las Vegas, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, notes the History Channel. Nevada is considered to be the driest state in the Uni... More »

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California became a state on Sept. 9th, 1850. It was the 31st state and gained official statehood in record time partly due to the California Gold Rush. More »

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Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788. It was one of the original 13 colonies and was the 10th to become a state. Prior to its grant of statehood, the area was known as the Colony of Virginia. More »

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California became a state as a part of the Compromise of 1850. The 1849 request of Californians for statehood led to heated debate in Congress, primarily over the issue of slavery. The compromise allowed admission of the... More »

Louisiana became a state on April 30, 1812, nine years after the Louisiana Purchase was brokered between the United States and France. The purchase transferred control of 828,000 square miles of territory between the two... More »