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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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 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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