California officially became a state of the United States of America on September 9th, 1850. It was the 31st state to be added to this country. The name California is derived from a fictional paradise said to be inhabite... More » History Modern History US History

Divorce became legal in different years in various countries. In the United States, divorce legislation differs from one state to another. The no-fault divorce was legalized in California in 1969. More »

The state of California considers people to be residents if they're in the state on a basis that isn't temporary, or if they're based in the state but are temporarily staying in another state, so people become residents ... More »

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 »

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 » History Modern History US History

One of the most important historical events that occurred in California is the first exploration of the state in 1540 by the Spanish. An expedition was led by Hernando de Alarcon up the Gulf of California. This was the f... More »

Maine became a state on March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, which allowed Maine to enter the nation as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Before that, Maine was a district of Massachusetts. More »