The 50 states that comprise the United States are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montan
There are 50 states in the United States of America. The 49th and 50th states added to the Union, Alaska and Hawaii, both achieved statehood in 1959; Alaska became a state in January, and Hawaii in August.
Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida are just five of the 50 states that make up the United States of America. With the exception of a few of the eastern states, none of the current 50 states were part of the United States when it first became a nation.
The vertical length of the continental United States is 1,582 miles, using point-to-point, straight-line measurements. There is a total land mass of 3,537,438 square miles, which includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The United States covers approximately 3,717,792 square miles. The country is the third largest when it comes to area, behind only Russia and Canada.
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut and Illinois are some U.S. states with names of Native American origin. Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida and Montana are state names with Spanish-language origins.
The United States was officially founded on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was approved by 12 of the original colonies. Though the Declaration was not a formal governing document, it did announce that the states had united into their own nation.
Some cars that are made in the United States include the Chevy Corvette, Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander and the Honda Odyssey. Manufacturers build these and other cars in plants all over the country.
According to rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the top five state colleges in the United States are the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
As of 2010, there were a total of 4,599 two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. There were an additional 2,422 institutions with diploma, certificate and other non-degree programs.