The state motto of New York is "Excelsior," meaning "Ever Upward." The motto is inscribed on the Great Seal, state flag and Device of Arms, otherwise known as the coat of arms, of New York. More »

The New York State Senate defines "excelsior" as meaning "ever upward" or "still higher." The word comes from Latin, and it is often used by English speakers to express striving for excellence, or to connote that a produ... More » History Modern History US History

The New Mexico state motto is "Crescit eundo," a Latin phrase which translates as "It grows as it goes." New Mexico's statehood was granted in 1912, making it the 47th state. New Mexico is referred to as the Land of Ench... More »

New York is one of the 50 states located in the United States of America. It is situated in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern seaboard and is part of the geographical grouping of states called the Northeast. More »

The state tree of New York is the sugar maple, which is sometimes called the hard maple or rock maple. This tree was adopted as New York's official state tree in 1956. More » Geography United States The Northeast

New York's natural resources include minerals and elements such as lead, talc and zinc as well as petroleum, salt, fertile soils and rich clay deposits. New York has a diverse topography and numerous climate regions, whi... More » Geography United States The Northeast

The general climate state in New York is considered humid continental. Winter temperatures can drop below freezing in both January and February. Meanwhile, summer-like conditions prevail from June to August throughout th... More »